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  1. Short report

    PIAAC: a new design for a new era

    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...

    Irwin Kirsch and Mary Louise Lennon

    Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:11

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  2. Research

    Assuming measurement invariance of background indicators in international comparative educational achievement studies: a challenge for the interpretation of achievement differences

    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 ...

    Heike Wendt, Daniel Kasper and Matthias Trendtel

    Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:10

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  3. Research

    The relevance of the school socioeconomic composition and school proportion of repeaters on grade repetition in Brazil: a multilevel logistic model of PISA 2012

    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...

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

    Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:7

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  4. Research

    The PIAAC longitudinal study in Germany: rationale and design

    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 ...

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

    Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:4

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  5. Research

    Home resources as a measure of socio-economic status in Ghana

    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...

    Emmanuel Adu-tutu Bofah and Markku S. Hannula

    Large-scale Assessments in Education 2017 5:1

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  6. Methodology

    Comparing DIF methods for data with dual dependency

    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...

    Ying Jin and Minsoo Kang

    Large-scale Assessments in Education 2016 4:18

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  7. Research

    The relation between teachers’ emphasis on the development of students’ digital information and communication skills and computer self-efficacy: the moderating roles of age and gender

    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...

    Fazilat Siddiq and Ronny Scherer

    Large-scale Assessments in Education 2016 4:17

    Published on: 27 September 2016

  8. Research

    Subject-specific strength and weaknesses of fourth-grade students in Europe: a comparative latent profile analysis of multidimensional proficiency patterns based on PIRLS/TIMSS combined 2011

    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 ...

    Heike Wendt and Daniel Kasper

    Large-scale Assessments in Education 2016 4:14

    Published on: 2 September 2016

  9. Research

    A statistical analysis of the characteristics of the intended curriculum for Japanese primary science and its relationship to the attained curriculum

    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...

    Kenji Matsubara, Yasuhito Hagiwara and Yuji Saruta

    Large-scale Assessments in Education 2016 4:13

    Published on: 26 August 2016

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