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

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

    Published June 23, 2015, by Ramya Vivekanandan 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 and society at large about educational performance and for improving school, school leadership and teaching […] 0 Comments

  • Learning Outcomes Assessments and Numeracy: With Reference to Early Grade Numeracy in Low Income Countries

    Learning Outcomes Assessments and Numeracy: With Reference to Early Grade Numeracy in Low Income Countries

    Published June 23, 2015, by Ramya Vivekanandan In October 2012, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of BMZ commissioned School-to-School International to conduct a desk study on the Assessment of Early Grade Numeracy, particularly in low income countries, as part of a series of studies on numeracy. The focus of this desk study is to provide information on […] 0 Comments

  • NAPLAN Achievement in Reading, Persuasive Writing, Language Conventions and Numeracy: National Report for 2014

    NAPLAN Achievement in Reading, Persuasive Writing, Language Conventions and Numeracy: National Report for 2014

    Published June 23, 2015, by Ramya Vivekanandan The National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are conducted in May for all students across Australia in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Each year, over one million students nationally sit the NAPLAN tests. All students in the same year level are assessed on the same test items in the assessment domains of reading, […] 0 Comments

  • Annual Status of Education Report (Rural) 2014: Provisional January 13, 2015

    Annual Status of Education Report (Rural) 2014: Provisional January 13, 2015

    Published June 23, 2015, by Ramya Vivekanandan The ASER survey is an innovative approach to measure children’s learning, first developed in 2005 in rural India and often regarded as the largest citizen-led, annual household survey in education in India. It records whether sampled children between the ages of 3 and 16 are enrolled in school and assesses children aged 5 to 16 […] 0 Comments

  • Toward Universal Learning: Implementing Assessment to Improve Learning

    Toward Universal Learning: Implementing Assessment to Improve Learning

    Published June 9, 2015, by Ramya Vivekanandan In the third and final phase, the LMTF examined how countries assess learning, how assessment results are used, the specific needs of countries to measure learning and the use of assessments to improve the quality of education. The task force also investigated the feasibility of a multi-stakeholder partnership that could bring together existing efforts to […] 0 Comments

  • Toward Universal Learning: A Global Framework for Measuring Learning

    Toward Universal Learning: A Global Framework for Measuring Learning

    Published June 9, 2015, by Ramya Vivekanandan Drawing on the framework set forth in Phase I, the LMTF considered approaches for measuring learning in all seven domains and at each of the three stages of learning (early childhood, primary and lower secondary). Based on the technical recommendations from the Measures and Methods Working Group and input from global consultation, the task force […] 0 Comments

  • Towards the development of contextual questionnaires for the PISA for development study

    Towards the development of contextual questionnaires for the PISA for development study

    Published June 9, 2015, by Ramya Vivekanandan 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 questionnaires used in PISA, describes the evolution of the PISA contextual questionnaires, reviews the […] 0 Comments

  • PISA for development technical strand C: Incorporating out-of-school 15- year-olds in the assessment

    PISA for development technical strand C: Incorporating out-of-school 15- year-olds in the assessment

    Published June 9, 2015, by Ramya Vivekanandan 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 was first conceived for a smaller more uniform group of countries. The purpose of this […] 0 Comments

  • What Matters Most for Student Assessment Systems: A Framework Paper

    What Matters Most for Student Assessment Systems: A Framework Paper

    Published June 9, 2015, by Ramya Vivekanandan The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of what matters most for building a more effective student assessment system. The focus is on systems for assessing student learning and achievement at the primary and secondary levels. The paper extracts principles and guidelines from countries’experiences, professional testing standards, and the current research base. […] 0 Comments

  • “Quality of education, comparability, and assessment choice in developing countries,” Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 40: 6, 741-760

    “Quality of education, comparability, and assessment choice in developing countries,” Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 40: 6, 741-760

    Published June 9, 2015, by Ramya Vivekanandan 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 assessments as a way to measure gains and losses in quality. As this interest in […] 0 Comments

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