Creating Assessment Frameworks: Experience from International Studies

May 15th, 2012 | RESEARCH

Cross-national assessments of student learning in mathematics, science, reading, computer technology, and civics have been successfully conducted since the 1960’s. Each subject required professional researchers and educators from different cultural backgrounds to reach agreement on a common definition of the content areas and measurement techniques for formal schooling. Two international organizations, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and the Organization for Economic and Cooperation and Development (OECD) are now continuously conducting successful cross-national surveys of science. Could these studies provide useful models for establishing new assessments of science in informal learning environments?


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Larry Suter, Author, University of Michigan

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