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Boevé, Anja J.; Meijer, Rob R.; Beldhuis, Hans J. A.; Bosker, Roel J.; Albers, Casper J. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
To investigate the effect of innovations in the teaching-learning environment, researchers often compare study results from different cohorts across years. However, variance in scores can be attributed to both random fluctuation and systematic changes due to the innovation, complicating cohort comparisons. In the present study, we illustrate how…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation
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Thio, Djien K. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1994
The growth of educational testing in the Netherlands is reviewed, and the way tests are used in elementary and secondary education is described. Educational testing in the Netherlands has been strongly connected to the existence of the National Institute for Educational Measurement (CITO). (SLD)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational History, Educational Testing, Educational Trends
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Jones, Lyle V. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 1994
The testing practices and tests described in the preceding articles are reviewed and compared. This cross-cultural examination identifies some issues that are common to the United States and Europe: (1) the emphasis on performance tasks, (2) the accommodation of language minorities, and (3) concerns about gender differences. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Assessment