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  1. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to identify motivation and home influence factors that predict reading literacy achievement of grade 4 students in Abu Dhabi It drew on the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (P...

    Authors: Guang Yang, Masood Badri, Asma Al Rashedi and Karima Almazroui

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2018 6:10

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    By providing high-quality, internationally comparable data on the cognitive skills of working-age adults, the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) offers great potential for...

    Authors: Jan Paul Heisig

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2018 6:9

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  3. Content type: Research

    The gender gap in reading literacy is repeatedly found in large-scale assessments. This study compared girls’ and boys’ text responses in a reading test applying natural language processing. For this, a theore...

    Authors: Fabian Zehner, Frank Goldhammer and Christine Sälzer

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2018 6:7

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  4. Content type: Research

    This paper extends a recent study by Kaplan and Su (J Educ Behav Stat 41: 51–80, 2016) examining the problem of matrix sampling of context questionnaire scales with respect to the generation of plausible values o...

    Authors: David Kaplan and Dan Su

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2018 6:6

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  5. Content type: Research

    Numerous studies have investigated the relationships between various student, home and contextual factors and reading achievement. However, the relationship between such factors and reading attitudes has been ...

    Authors: Sonja Nonte, Lea Hartwich and Ariane S. Willems

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2018 6:5

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  6. Content type: Research

    This paper discusses a framework for analyzing the dependence on mathematical theory in test items, that is, a framework for discussing to what extent knowledge of mathematical theory is helpful for the studen...

    Authors: Arne Hole, Liv Sissel Grønmo and Torgeir Onstad

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2018 6:3

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  7. Content type: Research

    Fair comparisons of educational systems in large-scale assessments can be made only if the differences in curricula have little impact on the outcomes. This study investigated the sensitivity of science achiev...

    Authors: Stephan Daus and Johan Braeken

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2018 6:1

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  8. Content type: Research

    The increasing availability of new technologies in an ever more digitalized world has gained momentum in practically all spheres of life, making technology-related skills a key competence not only in professio...

    Authors: Kerstin Drossel and Birgit Eickelmann

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:19

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  9. Content type: Research

    A potential problem of low-stakes large-scale assessments such as the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is low test-taking engagement. The present study pursued two goals...

    Authors: Frank Goldhammer, Thomas Martens and Oliver Lüdtke

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:18

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  10. Content type: Research

    Previous studies have shown that there is a complex relationship between students’ computer and information literacy (CIL) and their use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for both recreationa...

    Authors: Jeppe Bundsgaard and Julia Gerick

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:16

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  11. Content type: Research

    In low-stakes educational assessments, test takers might show a performance decline (PD) on end-of-test items. PD is a concern in educational assessments, especially when groups of students are to be compared ...

    Authors: Marit K. List, Alexander Robitzsch, Oliver Lüdtke, Olaf Köller and Gabriel Nagy

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:15

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  12. Content type: Methodology

    The number of studies addressing issues of inequality in educational outcomes using cognitive achievement tests and variables from large-scale assessment data has increased. Here the value of using a quantile ...

    Authors: Antonella Costanzo and Marta Desimoni

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:14

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  13. Content type: Research

    Data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) revealed that countries systematically differ in their respondents’ literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-...

    Authors: Julia Gorges, Tobias Koch, Débora B. Maehler and Judith Offerhaus

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:13

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  14. Content type: Research

    Ample evidence indicates that a person’s human capital is important for success on the labor market in terms of both wages and employment prospects. However, unlike the efforts to identify the impact of school...

    Authors: Franziska Hampf, Simon Wiederhold and Ludger Woessmann

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:12

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  15. Content type: Short report

    As the largest and most innovative international assessment of adults, PIAAC marks an inflection point in the evolution of large-scale comparative assessments. PIAAC grew from the foundation laid by surveys th...

    Authors: Irwin Kirsch and Mary Louise Lennon

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:11

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  16. Content type: Research

    Large-scale cross-national studies designed to measure student achievement use different social, cultural, economic and other background variables to explain observed differences in that achievement. Prior to ...

    Authors: Heike Wendt, Daniel Kasper and Matthias Trendtel

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:10

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  17. Content type: Research

    European countries, and especially Germany, are currently very much affected by human migration flows, with the result that the task of integration has become a challenge. Only very little empirical evidence o...

    Authors: Débora B. Maehler, Silke Martin and Beatrice Rammstedt

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:9

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  18. Content type: Research

    The paper extends the literature on grade repetition in Brazil by (a) describing and synthesizing the main research findings and contributions since 1940, (b) enlarging the understanding of the inequity mechan...

    Authors: Maria Eugénia Ferrão, Patrícia Mota Costa and Daniel Abud Seabra Matos

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:7

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  19. Content type: Research

    Educational qualifications and literacy skills are highly related. This is not surprising as it is one aim of educational systems to equip individuals with competencies necessary to take part in society. Becau...

    Authors: Natascha Massing and Silke L. Schneider

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:6

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  20. Content type: Methodology

    Survey participation rates can have a direct impact on the validity of the data collected since nonresponse always holds the risk of bias. Therefore, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educati...

    Authors: Sabine Meinck, Diego Cortes and Sabine Tieck

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:3

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  21. Content type: Research

    The present paper investigates the power of personality to predict important life outcomes in the context of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). On the most global lev...

    Authors: Beatrice Rammstedt, Daniel Danner and Clemens Lechner

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:2

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  22. Content type: Research

    In Germany, the respondents who had participated in the 2012 survey of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) were re-approached for the panel study PIAAC-L. PIAAC-L aims ...

    Authors: Beatrice Rammstedt, Silke Martin, Anouk Zabal, Claus Carstensen and Jürgen Schupp

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:4

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  23. Content type: Research

    The increasing relevance of information and communication technologies (ICT) and society’s transition towards an information or knowledge society have led to the emergence of new challenges for schools and sch...

    Authors: Julia Gerick, Birgit Eickelmann and Wilfried Bos

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:5

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  24. Content type: Research

    In large scale international assessment studies, questionnaires are typical used to query students’ home possessions. Composite scores are computed from responses to the home resource questionnaires and are us...

    Authors: Emmanuel Adu-tutu Bofah and Markku S. Hannula

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:1

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  25. Content type: Research

    English language proficiency is considered a basic skill that students from different language backgrounds are expected to master, independent of whether they are native or non-native speakers. Tests that meas...

    Authors: Johanna Fleckenstein, Michael Leucht, Hans Anand Pant and Olaf Köller

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2016 4:19

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  26. Content type: Methodology

    The current study compared four differential item functioning (DIF) methods to examine their performances in terms of accounting for dual dependency (i.e., person and item clustering effects) simultaneously by...

    Authors: Ying Jin and Minsoo Kang

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2016 4:18

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  27. Content type: Research

    Teachers’ integration of information and communication technology (ICT) has been widely studied, given that digital competence is considered to be a crucial outcome of twenty first century education. In this c...

    Authors: Fazilat Siddiq and Ronny Scherer

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2016 4:17

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  28. Content type: Research

    This study investigates the relationship between students’ use of information and communication technology (ICT) for social communication and their computer and information literacy (CIL) scores. It also exami...

    Authors: Meral Alkan and Sabine Meinck

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2016 4:15

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  29. Content type: Research

    In 2011 the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) were conducted at fourth grade in a number of participating countries ...

    Authors: Heike Wendt and Daniel Kasper

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2016 4:14

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  30. Content type: Research

    This study statistically investigates the characteristics of the intended curriculum for Japanese primary science, focusing on the learning content. The study used the TIMSS 2011 Grade 4 Curriculum Questionnai...

    Authors: Kenji Matsubara, Yasuhito Hagiwara and Yuji Saruta

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2016 4:13

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  31. Content type: Research

    In a previous study, the total, direct and indirect effects of parental education on reading, mathematics and science achievement have been estimated for Grade 4 pupils of 37 countries that participated in PIR...

    Authors: Kajsa Yang Hansen and Jan-Eric Gustafsson

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2016 4:11

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  32. Content type: Research

    Latent regression models are used for score-reporting purposes in large-scale educational survey assessments such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and Trends in International Mathemati...

    Authors: Peter W. van Rijn, Sandip Sinharay, Shelby J. Haberman and Matthew S. Johnson

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2016 4:10

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  33. Content type: Research

    Despite the importance of lifelong learning as a key to individual and societal prosperity, we know little about adult motivation to engage in learning across the lifespan. Building on educational psychologica...

    Authors: Julia Gorges, Débora B. Maehler, Tobias Koch and Judith Offerhaus

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2016 4:9

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  34. Content type: Research

    Research on effects of home computer use on children’s development of cognitive abilities and skills has yielded conflicting results, with some studies showing positive effects, others no effects, and yet othe...

    Authors: Monica Rosén and Jan-Eric Gustafsson

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2016 4:5

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  35. Content type: Research

    While expectations are high for early childhood education to support students’ reading literacy, research findings are inconclusive. The purpose of the study is to estimate the effect of preschool non-partici...

    Authors: Nina Hogrebe and Rolf Strietholt

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2016 4:2

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  36. Content type: Research

    Influence of external factors in general, and socioeconomic background factors in particular, on traditional reading performance has been extensively researched and debated. While traditional reading is well i...

    Authors: Maria A. Rasmusson

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2016 4:3

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  37. Content type: Research

    Relationships among motivational constructs from the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS 2011) were investigated for eight-graders in all the five participating African countries,...

    Authors: Emmanuel Adu-tutu Bofah and Markku S. Hannula

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2015 3:4

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  38. Content type: Research

    The results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 showed that Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand underperformed and were positioned in the bottom third out of 65 participating countr...

    Authors: Lei Mee Thien, I. Gusti Ngurah Darmawan and Mei Yean Ong

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2015 3:3

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