Comparing Learning Outcomes: International Assessment and by Jay Moskowitz, Maria Stephens

By Jay Moskowitz, Maria Stephens

Comparing studying results provides an insider's examine the coverage and functional concerns in carrying out and utilizing the data from foreign checks of schooling and is a key source for researchers and policymakers in schooling. This e-book covers quite a few very important subject matters with regards to foreign comparative evaluate together with: * historical past of foreign review, the criteria contributing to its development and the affects of such progress * What it capacity to evaluate diversified domain names * How info shape foreign exams has been utilized by coverage makers in numerous international locations * Technical concerns in analysing and utilizing review info. Reflecting the expanding involvement of coverage makers within the box of overseas schooling evaluation Comparing studying results brings jointly the collaborative learn of pros in eleven nations engaged on a venture for the OECD (Organisation for financial Cooperation and Development), collecting cross-national, comparative info on schooling to be used for governments.

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This process was based on the principle that such material should be as ‘universal’ as possible to avoid biases because of gender, ethnicity or linguistic peculiarities. In all the international assessments to date, the national project managers and their relevant national expert committees also were invited to react to the stimulus material proposed for the assessment and to judge if it could give rise to any particular problems in national contexts. Evaluating whether this call for national contributions actually had a noticeable outcome is difficult because sufficient data are not available to assess the impact.

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