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  1. Potential differences in achievement between female and male students have always been an interesting topic in educational research, as well as having policy and economic implications. This study provides an o...

    Authors: Sabine Meinck and Falk Brese

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2019 7:8

    Content type: Research

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  2. Immigrants and their children are the fastest-growing demographic group in the United States, and schools are often the first social institution young immigrants engage with on a sustained basis. As such, the ...

    Authors: Margarita Pivovarova and Jeanne M. Powers

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2019 7:7

    Content type: Research

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  3. Promoting tolerance is an important goal of European education policies focused on education for democratic citizenship and human rights. In this article, we argue that cross-cultural comparability must be emp...

    Authors: Maria Magdalena Isac, Laura Palmerio and M. P. C. (Greetje) van der Werf

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2019 7:6

    Content type: Research

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  4. Item position effects have been a common concern in large-scale assessments as changing the order of items in booklets may have an undesired effect on test performance. If every test taker would be affected by...

    Authors: Qian Wu, Dries Debeer, Janine Buchholz, Johannes Hartig and Rianne Janssen

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2019 7:5

    Content type: Research

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  5. A recent study by Baye and Monseur (Large Scale Assess Educ 4:1–16, 2016) using large, international educational data sets suggest that the “greater male variation hypothesis” is well supported. Males are often o...

    Authors: Helen Gray, Andrew Lyth, Catherine McKenna, Susan Stothard, Peter Tymms and Lee Copping

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2019 7:2

    Content type: Research

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  6. In the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015, the educational systems from the Dutch speaking part of Belgium (Flanders), Germany, and Norway included scales capturing three dimensions of instru...

    Authors: Kim Bellens, Jan Van Damme, Wim Van Den Noortgate, Heike Wendt and Trude Nilsen

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2019 7:1

    Content type: Research

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  7. This article provides an overview of the R package lsasim, designed to facilitate the generation of data that mimics a large scale assessment context. The package features functions for simulating achievement dat...

    Authors: Tyler H. Matta, Leslie Rutkowski, David Rutkowski and Yuan-Ling Liaw

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2018 6:15

    Content type: Software Article

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  8. TIMSS 2019 is the first assessment in the TIMSS transition to a computer-based assessment system, called eTIMSS. The TIMSS 2019 Item Equivalence Study was conducted in advance of the field test in 2017 to exam...

    Authors: Bethany Fishbein, Michael O. Martin, Ina V. S. Mullis and Pierre Foy

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2018 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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