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Comparing learning outcomes : international assessment and education policy

Author: Jay H Moskowitz; Maria Stephens
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2004.
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Comparing Learning Outcomes provides an insider's look at the policy and practical issues in conducting and using the information from international assessments of education and is a key resource for researchers and policymakers in education. This book covers a variety of important topics related to international comparative assessment including: History of international assessment, the factors contributing to its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay H Moskowitz; Maria Stephens
ISBN: 0415304199 9780415304191
OCLC Number: 55683822
Description: vi, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Toward education improvement : the future of international assessment / Eugene Owen [and others] --
From comprehension to literacy : thirty years of reading assessment / Dominique Lafontaine --
The assessment of adult literacy : history and prospects / T. Scott Murray --
Cross-curricular competencies : developments in a new area of education outcome indicators / Jules L. Peschar --
Assessment of cross-curricular problem-solving competencies / Eckhard Klieme --
Reflections on the use of indicators in policy and practice / Friedrich Plank and Douglas Hodgkinson --
Gender differences in achievement : overview and examples of data use in five countries / compiled by Maria Stephens with contributions from Konrad Krainer [and others] --
Comparing results from different countries, subjects, and grade levels / Kimmo Leimu --
Moving beyond bivariate indicators : the role of multilevel modelling in international comparisons / Roel J. Bosker and Tom A.B. Snijders --
The methods used for international assessments of educational competencies / Fabrice Murat and Thierry Rocher.
Responsibility: edited by Jay H. Moskowitz, Maria Stephens.
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