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dc.contributor.editorWagemaker, Hans
dc.description.abstractThis open access book describes and reviews the development of the quality control mechanisms and methodologies associated with IEA’s extensive program of educational research. A group of renowned international researchers, directly involved in the design and execution of IEA’s international large-scale assessments (ILSAs), describe the operational and quality control procedures that are employed to address the challenges associated with providing high-quality, comparable data. Throughout the now considerable history of IEA’s international large-scale assessments, establishing the quality of the data has been paramount. Research in the complex multinational context in which IEA studies operate imposes significant burdens and challenges in terms of the methodologies and technologies that have been developed to achieve the stated study goals. The demands of the twin imperatives of validity and reliability must be satisfied in the context of multiple and diverse cultures, languages, orthographies, educational structures, educational histories, and traditions. Readers will learn about IEA’s approach to such challenges, and the methods used to ensure that the quality of the data provided to policymakers and researchers can be trusted. An often neglected area of investigation, namely the consequential validity of ILSAs, is also explored, examining issues related to reporting, dissemination, and impact, including discussion of the limits of interpretation. The final chapters address the question of the influence of ILSAs on policy and reform in education, including a case study from Singapore, a country known for its outstanding levels of achievement, but which nevertheless seeks the means of continual improvement, illustrating best practice use of ILSA data.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIEA Research for Education
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNF Educational strategies & policy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNK Organization & management of education::JNKC Curriculum planning & development
dc.subject.otherEducation, general
dc.subject.otherEducational Policy and Politics
dc.subject.otherInternational and Comparative Education
dc.subject.otherCurriculum Studies
dc.subject.otherAssessment and Testing
dc.subject.otherOpen Access
dc.subject.otherInternational large-scale assessments
dc.subject.otherEducational policy
dc.subject.otherComparative education
dc.subject.otherEducational measurement
dc.subject.otherInternational education
dc.subject.otherResearch methods in international large-scale assessment
dc.subject.otherComparative Studies of Student Achievement
dc.subject.otherIEA’s approach to international large-scale assessments
dc.subject.otherEducational strategies & policy
dc.subject.otherCurriculum planning & development
dc.titleReliability and Validity of International Large-Scale Assessment
dc.title.alternativeUnderstanding IEA’s Comparative Studies of Student Achievement
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameSpringer Nature

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