June 2015

Ben Williamson, University of Stirling The emergence of computer-based assessment twinned with the rise in the collection of big data in education means that international assessment data can increasingly be collected and analysed in real-time and automatically. These big data developments for international assessment techniques are largely being led by major commercial organizations. Pearson plc, […]

What makes good reference societies in International Educational Assessments? Sam Sellar responds to Professor Florian Waldow’s ESRC Seminar Plenary presentation on projections of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ schools among the top performing countries in international educational assessments. Why do some of the top scorers on international educational assessments turn into negative reference societies?  In responding to […]