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Kroehne, Ulf; Buerger, Sarah; Hahnel, Carolin; Goldhammer, Frank – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
For many years, reading comprehension in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) was measured via paper-based assessment (PBA). In the 2015 cycle, computer-based assessment (CBA) was introduced, raising the question of whether central equivalence criteria required for a valid interpretation of the results are fulfilled. As an…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Computer Assisted Testing, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Jerrim, John; Parker, Philip; Choi, Alvaro; Chmielewski, Anna Katyn; Sälzer, Christine; Shure, Nikki – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2018
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an important international study of 15-olds' knowledge and skills. New results are released every 3 years, and have a substantial impact upon education policy. Yet, despite its influence, the methodology underpinning PISA has received significant criticism. Much of this criticism has…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Comparative Education, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Rutkowski, David; Rutkowski, Leslie; Liaw, Yuan-Ling – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2018
Participation in international large-scale assessments has grown over time with the largest, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), including more than 70 education systems that are economically and educationally diverse. To help accommodate for large achievement differences among participants, in 2009 PISA offered…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Yamamoto, Kentaro; Shin, Hyo Jeong; Khorramdel, Lale – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2018
A multistage adaptive testing (MST) design was implemented for the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) starting in 2012 for about 40 countries and has been implemented for the 2018 cycle of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for more than 80 countries. Using examples from PISA and PIAAC,…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Test Validity
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Arffman, Inga – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2013
The article reviews research and findings on problems and issues faced when translating international academic achievement tests. The purpose is to draw attention to the problems, to help to develop the procedures followed when translating the tests, and to provide suggestions for further research. The problems concentrate on the following: the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Translation, Testing Problems, Test Construction
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Bakker, Steven – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2012
A particular trait of the educational system under socialist reign was accountability at the input side--appropriate facilities, centrally decided curriculum, approved text-books, and uniformly trained teachers--but no control on the output. It was simply assumed that it met the agreed standards, which was, in turn, proven by the statistics…
Descriptors: Accountability, Social Problems, Ethics, Foreign Students