The Role of International Large-Scale Assessments: Perspectives from Technology, Economy, and Educational Research

Editors: von Davier, M., Gonzalez, E., Kirsch, I., Yamamoto, K. (Eds.)

  • Compiles interdisciplinary papers on research using international large-scale assessment data
  • Shows perspectives from economics, policy, education, civics education and educational technology
  • Discusses challenges of increasing interest in the data and the broadening scope
  • Can be used as the basis for self-study or seminars in policy studies and international comparative education addressing international assessments
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This volume offers contributions by thought leaders from a variety of disciplines and different perspectives, which are brought together in a final chapter. The contributions give insight in the role of large-scale international assessments as change agents. As national leaders recognize the growing importance of human capital and how it is distributed, policymakers, economists and decision makers in education have become increasingly interested in results from comparative international surveys. These assessments offer important information on the development of cognitive skills and the consequences of differences in the distribution of these skills. Researchers use the data to assess the role of human capital in predicting outcomes and to identify factors that may contribute to the development of more human capital. An invaluable resource for researchers in international comparative education, policy studies, economics, civics education, educational technology, and policy makers.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • On the Growing Importance of International Large-Scale Assessments

    Kirsch, Irwin (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • International Large-Scale Assessments as Change Agents

    Ritzen, Jo

    Pages 13-24

  • Technologies in Large-Scale Assessments: New Directions, Challenges, and Opportunities

    Beller, Michal

    Pages 25-45

  • The Role of International Assessments of Cognitive Skills in the Analysis of Growth and Development

    Hanushek, Eric A. (et al.)

    Pages 47-65

  • The Utility and Need for Incorporating Noncognitive Skills Into Large-Scale Educational Assessments

    Levin, Henry M.

    Pages 67-86

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eBook $119.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9711-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Role of International Large-Scale Assessments: Perspectives from Technology, Economy, and Educational Research
Editors
  • Matthias von Davier
  • Eugenio Gonzalez
  • Irwin Kirsch
  • Kentaro Yamamoto
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4629-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4629-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4628-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9711-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 162
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