by Guillermo Solano-Flores & Chao Wang
The authors of this article investigate the relationship between illustration complexity and the difficulty of PISA 2009 science items in the United States, Mexico, and China. They discuss the implications of their findings for systematically developing PISA science illustrated items.
by Kadriye Ercikan, Wolff-Michael Roth & Mustafa Asil
Two key uses of international assessments of achievement have been (a) comparing country performances for identifying the countries with the best education systems and (b) generating insights about effective policy and practice strategies that are associated with higher learning outcomes.
Education researcher Chezare A. Warren discusses his co-edited TC Record special issue, Erasing the Deficits: My Brother's Keeper and Contemporary Perspectives on Black Male School Achievement. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.
by Rachel Klein
Drawing on induction programs for insight into what helps novice teachers navigate the precarious first years of teaching and remain in the profession, and utilizing respondent-driven survey data, this commentary argues that including the induction support of mentorship in teacher preparation models would increase teacher retention.
by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record announce a call for proposals for future TCR Yearbooks.