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Moving Beyond Country Rankings in International Assessments: The Case of PISA


by Nancy E. Perry & Kadriye Ercikan — 2015

A main goal of this themed issue of Teachers College Record (TCR) is to move the conversation about PISA data beyond achievement to also include factors that affect achievement (e.g., SES, home environment, strategy use). Also we asked authors to consider how international assessment data can be used for improving learning and education and what appropriate versus inappropriate inferences can be made from the data.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 117 Number 1, 2015, p. 1-10
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17694, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 2:18:14 PM

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  • Nancy Perry
    University of British Columbia
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    NANCY PERRY is a professor of human development, learning and culture, and special education at the University of British Columbia. She has written about self-regulation, teacher motivation, and learning disabilities. Recent books include: Woolfolk, A. & Perry, N. E. (2012). Child and adolescent development. Boston: Pearson Education and Woolfolk, A. E., Winne, P. H., & Perry, N. E. (2012). Educational Psychology (Canadian 5th Ed.). Prentice HalI/Allyn and Bacon Canada. [4th Canadian ed., 2009; 3rd Canadian ed., 2006; 2nd Canadian ed., 2003; 1st Canadian ed., 2000].
  • Kadriye Ercikan
    University of British Columbia
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    KADRIYE ERCIKAN is a professor and deputy department head at the University of British Columbia, as well as the director of the Cross-Cultural Assessment & Research Methods in Education (CARME) Research Lab. She has written articles about developments in assessment of student learning and achievement, comparability of bilingual versions of assessments, and multiple-scoring in assessments.
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