Predictive Validity of Secondary-Education Attainment Measures in Norway (PhD Project)
Is it possible to improve criterion-related validity across Secondary-Education Attainment Measures (SEAMs) in Norway? Do SEAMs adequately predict long-term life outcomes in Norway? Does criterion related validity of SEAMs vary across groups in Norway?
About the project
There exists a broad literature on the association between Secondary-Education Attainment Measures (SEAMs) and short-term outcomes (e.g., dropping out of school or higher education achievement). However, due to mainly operational challenges with respect to data fusion, and methodological challenges with respect to statistical modelling, the literature on the association between SEAMs and long-term life outcomes (e.g., adult socioeconomic status) is not so extensive. This PhD project focuses on the latter area of research. To that end, we use combined data from the Norwegian Population Register and MoBA study.
The overarching aim of this project is to evaluate the association between Secondary-Education Attainment Measures and long-term life outcomes in Norway. Subsidiarily, we have the goals of explaining and quantifying differences across SEAMs (i.e., teacher-assigned grades, external exam results and national test scores), and developing and testing models of the association between SEAMs and long-term life outcomes.
This PhD project is developed in collaboration with the research group FREMO (Frontier Research in Educational Measurement) and the research project “EQOP-Socioeconomic gaps in language and school achievement: Mechanisms of inequality and opportunity”