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  1. This study aims to examine the relative effects of student, family and school-related characteristics on 4th grade students’ math achievement according to location of the school in Turkey. The data of 6435 stu...

    Authors: Ekber Tomul, Emine Önder and Erdal Taslidere

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:22

    Content type: Research

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  2. This paper presents the R Analyzer for Large-Scale Assessments (RALSA), a newly developed R package for analyzing data from studies using complex sampling and assessment designs. Such studies are, for example, th...

    Authors: Plamen V. Mirazchiyski

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:21

    Content type: Software Article

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  3. International large-scale assessments such as PISA or PIAAC have started to provide public or scientific use files for log data; that is, events, event-related attributes and timestamps of test-takers’ interac...

    Authors: Frank Goldhammer, Carolin Hahnel, Ulf Kroehne and Fabian Zehner

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:20

    Content type: Review

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  4. In testing contexts that are predominately concerned with power, rapid guessing (RG) has the potential to undermine the validity of inferences made from educational assessments, as such responses are unreflect...

    Authors: Joseph A. Rios and Jiayi Deng

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:18

    Content type: Research

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  5. Research in international large-scale assessment (ILSA) has become an increasingly popular field of study in education. Consequently, interest and debate in the field by practitioners, researchers, policymaker...

    Authors: Daniel Hernández-Torrano and Matthew G. R. Courtney

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:17

    Content type: Review

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  6. Evidence so far shows that Waldorf students are characterized by average science achievement but at the same time high socioeconomic status and high science motivation. Moreover, Waldorf education is character...

    Authors: Silvia Salchegger, Christina Wallner-Paschon and Christian Bertsch

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:14

    Content type: Research

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  7. The present study aimed to examine the relations of early numeracy activities and skills to mathematics dispositions, engagement, and achievement among 26,859 fourth graders in the United Arab Emirates who too...

    Authors: Maha Mohamed Abdulla Balala, Shaljan Areepattamannil and Dean Cairns

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:13

    Content type: Short report

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  8. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Anastasios Karakolidis, Alice Duggan, Gerry Shiel and Joanne Kiniry

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:11

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:5

  9. The idea of using low-stakes assessment results is often mentioned when designing educational system reforms. However, when tests have no consequences for the students, test takers may not make enough effort w...

    Authors: Elodie Pools and Christian Monseur

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:10

    Content type: Research

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  10. Low examinee effort is a major threat to valid uses of many test scores. Fortunately, several methods have been developed to detect noneffortful item responses, most of which use response times. To accurately ...

    Authors: James Soland, Megan Kuhfeld and Joseph Rios

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:8

    Content type: Research

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  11. Studies demonstrate that occupational optimism can boost adolescents’ academic attainment and perseverance in education. To contribute to this literature, we consider two hypotheses. The first posits that bilin.....

    Authors: Joanna Sikora and Artur Pokropek

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:7

    Content type: Research

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  12. Standard methods for analysing data from large-scale assessments (LSA) cannot merely be adopted if hierarchical (or multilevel) regression modelling should be applied. Currently various approaches exist; they ...

    Authors: Julia Mang, Helmut Küchenhoff, Sabine Meinck and Manfred Prenzel

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:6

    Content type: Methodology

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  13. Evaluations of effectiveness of educational reforms are often based on the level of improvement in student performance from one cycle of a particular assessment to the next. However, improvements in overall pe...

    Authors: Anastasios Karakolidis, Alice Duggan, Gerry Shiel and Joanne Kiniry

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:5

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:11

  14. This study investigates civic and citizenship education in a unique post-Communist context–in the bilingual education system of Estonia. Estonia continues to have a bilingual school system where there are Esto...

    Authors: Kaire Põder and Triin Lauri

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:3

    Content type: Research

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  15. In 2017, the mathematics assessments that are part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) program underwent a transformation shifting the administration from paper-and-pencil formats to digi...

    Authors: Yang Jiang, Tao Gong, Luis E. Saldivia, Gabrielle Cayton-Hodges and Christopher Agard

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2021 9:2

    Content type: Research

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  16. Socioeconomic status (SES) is considered a major predictor of student and school achievement. In most cases, SES is not malleable or available for manipulation to improve students’ learning and achievement. Th...

    Authors: Ozge Ersan and Michael C. Rodriguez

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2020 8:15

    Content type: Research

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  17. The development of international surveys on children’s learning like PISA, PIRLS and TIMSS—delivering comparable achievement measures across educational systems—has revealed large cross-country variability in ...

    Authors: Dalit Contini and Federica Cugnata

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2020 8:14

    Content type: Research

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  18. In Germany, three large-scale surveys–the Level One Study (LEO), the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), and the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)–provide complement...

    Authors: Tabea Durda, Britta Gauly, Klaus Buddeberg, Clemens M. Lechner and Cordula Artelt

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2020 8:13

    Content type: Research

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  19. Due to the increasing use of information and communication technology, computer-related skills are important for all students in order to participate in the digital age (Fraillon, J., Ainley, J., Schulz, W., F...

    Authors: Melanie Heldt, Corinna Massek, Kerstin Drossel and Birgit Eickelmann

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2020 8:12

    Content type: Research

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  20. Using an unanticipated policy reform in Mexico that shifted 4 months the cutoff date for elementary school eligibility in 2006 and information on academic performance of 15-year-old students from the Programme...

    Authors: Ernesto Aguayo-Téllez and Flor E. Martínez-Rodríguez

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2020 8:11

    Content type: Research

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  21. The ongoing digitalization poses new challenges for schools concerning students’ digital skills. In this context, the International Computer and Information Literacy Study (IEA-ICILS 2018) has identified subst...

    Authors: Kerstin Drossel, Birgit Eickelmann and Mario Vennemann

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2020 8:9

    Content type: Research

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  22. During this digital era, France, like many other countries, is undergoing a transition from paper-based assessments to digital assessments in education. There is a rising interest in technology-enhanced items ...

    Authors: Franck Salles, Reinaldo Dos Santos and Saskia Keskpaik

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2020 8:7

    Content type: Research

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  23. As a relevant cognitive-motivational aspect of ICT literacy, a new construct ICT Engagement is theoretically based on self-determination theory and involves the factors ICT interest, Perceived ICT competence, Per...

    Authors: Olga Kunina-Habenicht and Frank Goldhammer

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2020 8:6

    Content type: Research

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  24. Family-related factors, like parent’s educational level, their values and expectations have a significant impact on child’s early skills and later educational outcomes. Further, parents provide their child, al...

    Authors: H. Harju-Luukkainen, J. Vettenranta, J. Wang and S. Garvis

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2020 8:3

    Content type: Research

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  25. Understanding why women are consistently underrepresented in STEM fields has been a constant puzzle, with a consistent feature of the puzzle being performance in math. This study uses data from TIMSS exams to ...

    Authors: Ehsan Ghasemi and Hansel Burley

    Citation: Large-scale Assessments in Education 2019 7:10

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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