By Laura Engel (The George Washington University) and David Rutkowski (Indiana University) International large-scale assessments (ILSAs) are a fairly recent phenomena, developed in the mid-20th century and rapidly picking up steam since the mid-1990s. In the last decade, the ILSA industry has grown in terms of the different kinds of assessments, the subject areas assessed, […]

ILSA Inc. How is the global ILSA industry shaping international data on learning outcomes? By Camilla Addey, Teachers College, Columbia University This blog presents the ILSAINC research project. Dr Addey has been funded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, part of the Horizon 2020 Programme, by the European Commission to carry out this project. Dr Addey will be based at […]

  By Gustavo E. Fischman (Arizona State University), Amy Topper (independent researcher) and Iveta Silova (Arizona State University) While analyzing publications for our study about the uses of International Large Scale Educational Assessments (ILSEAs) in policy making, it was evident that in spite of the obvious stylistic differences there was a strong tendency to use ILSEAs’ results […]