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Large-scale Assessments in Education is a joint publication of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and Educational Testing Service (ETS). Articles considered for publication in this journal are those that make use of the databases published by national and international large-scale assessment programs, present results of interest to a broad national or international audience, or contribute to enhance and improve the methods and procedures, implementation, or use of large-scale assessments in education and their data.
Large-scale assessments are those designed with the purpose of reporting results at the group level and, as such, generally rely on sampling techniques, make use of sampling weights and replication methods, and resort to item response theory for the calculation of scale scores. Examples of large-scale assessments include but are not limited to IEA’s TIMSS, PIRLS, ICCS, and ICILS; U.S.-NAEP; OECD’s PISA, PIAAC, IELS, TALIS, and TALIS Starting Strong Survey; SACMEC, PASEC, and ERCE. Papers reporting on very small subsets of respondents, or very specific local issues outside the general goals of the assessment, will be considered out of scope.
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Citing articles in Large-scale Assessments in Education
Articles in Large-scale Assessments in Education should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Large-scale Assessments Educ [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Large-scale Assessments Educ 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
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