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Methodology of Educational Measurement and Assessment

Standard Setting in Education

The Nordic Countries in an International Perspective

Editors: Blömeke, Sigrid, Gustafsson, Jan-Eric (Eds.)

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  • Bridges the gap between highly complex methodological issues and policy implications
  • Reflects the status of standard-setting approaches implemented in many European countries with suggestions how to proceed
  • The first book that systematically examines standard setting in the Nordic countries
  • Presents new methodological approaches to standard setting
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This book summarizes the international evidence on methodological issues in standard setting in education. By critically discussing the standard-setting practices implemented in the Nordic countries and by presenting new methodological approaches, it offers fresh perspectives on the current research. 

Standard setting targets crucial societal objectives by defining educational benchmarks at different achievement levels, and provides feedback to policy makers, schools and teachers about the strengths and weaknesses of a school system. Given that the consequences of standard setting can be dramatic, the quality of standard setting is a prime concern. If it fails, repercussions can be expected in terms of arbitrary evaluations of educational policy, wrong turns in school or teacher development or misplacement of individual students. Standard setting therefore needs to be accurate, reliable, valid, useful, and defensible. 

However, specific evidence on the benefits and limits of different approaches to standard setting is rare and scattered, and there is a particular lack with respect to standard setting in the Nordic countries, where the number of national tests is increasing and there are concerns about the time and effort spent on testing at schools without feedback being provided. Addressing this gap, the book offers a discussion on standard setting by respected experts as well as profound and innovative insights into fundamental aspects of standard setting including conclusions for future methodological and policy-related research.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Standard Setting in Education
Book Subtitle
The Nordic Countries in an International Perspective
Editors
  • Sigrid Blömeke
  • Jan-Eric Gustafsson
Series Title
Methodology of Educational Measurement and Assessment
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50856-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50856-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50855-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84508-1
Series ISSN
2367-170X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 339
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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