Key Concepts in Educational Assessment provides expert definitions and interpretations of common terms within the policy and practice of educational assessment. Concepts such as validity, assessment for learning, measurement, comparability and differentiation are discussed, and there is broad coverage of UK and international terminology. Drawing on the considerable expertise of the authors, the entries provide: - clear definitions; - accounts of the key issues; - authoritative and reliable information; - suggestions for further reading
Created to support students of education on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and established education professionals including those who are members of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA), this book is an accessible guide for anyone engaged in educational assessment.
Tina Isaacs is Director of the MA in Educational Assessment at the Institute ...
Chapter 25: International Assessment
[Page 77]International comparison of student achievement has had an increased impact over the last two decades as countries increasingly compete in global markets. Most countries' political representatives believe that educational achievement is the key to economic success and therefore the rank ordering of countries based on their students' outcomes on tests can have wide-reaching effects on education policy. The most popular tests are:
The Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa)
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) develops PISA, which is taken by ...