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This paper serves as a primer for researchers on the issues and methods necessary for obtaining unbiased results from large-scale assessment (LSA) data. The authors outline the issues surrounding the analysis and reporting of LSA data, with a particular focus on three prominent international surveys. In addition, they make recommendations targeted at applied researchers regarding best analysis and reporting practices when using these databases.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2010
Schools face a lot of data on the functioning of their school which they can use to make improvements in teaching, learning and the organization. This explorative study in the Netherlands shows that teachers mainly use classroom level data for making instructional decisions at classroom level, and school leaders mainly use school level data for policy development decisions. The article concludes with suggestions with regard to enhancing the effectiveness of data-driven decision making.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2010