Synergies for Better Learning: An International Perspective on Evaluation and Assessment

23 Jun
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Governments and education policy makers are increasingly focused on the evaluation and assessment of students, teachers, school leaders, schools and education systems. These are used as tools for understanding better how well students are learning, for providing information to parents...
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Towards the development of contextual questionnaires for the PISA for development study

9 Jun
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The aim of this paper is to describe the technical issues to be addressed in enhancing the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) contextual questionnaires instruments for the PISA for Development (PfD) study. It discusses the conceptual framework for the contextual...
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PISA for development technical strand C: Incorporating out-of-school 15- year-olds in the assessment

9 Jun
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The success of PISA since its first survey administration in 2000 has attracted an ever increasing number of participating countries. With an increasingly diverse group of countries, the targeting of the original assessment may be less appropriate than when it...
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“Quality of education, comparability, and assessment choice in developing countries,” Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 40: 6, 741-760

9 Jun
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Over the past decade, international development agencies have begun to emphasize the improvement of the quality (rather than simply quantity) of education in developing countries. This new focus has been paralleled by a significant increase in the use of educational...
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