Using international surveys of achievement and literacy: a view from the outside

Brown, Giorgina and Micklewright, John (2004) Using international surveys of achievement and literacy: a view from the outside. , United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 57pp.


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The paper reports on experience of using three international surveys of learning
achievement or functional literacy: TIMSS, PISA and IALS. The continued
development of new surveys means that it is all the more important for users to
share their knowledge of the sources. A range of issues are considered of which
the most important are (i) the robustness of results to the method used for
aggregating the answers for each individual into a single score; (ii) the methods
that can be used for presenting summary statistics; and (iii) the need to
systematically compare the basic results of the different surveys.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 34630
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Date Deposited: 15 May 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:02

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