The blind side: Exploring item variance in PISA 2018 cognitive domains

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Bilde av Kseniia Marcq.

Stipendiat Kseniia Marcq har sammen med professor Johan Braeken skrevet denne artikkelen.

Communication of International Large-Scale Assessment (ILSA) results is dominated by reporting average country achievement scores that conceal individual differences between pupils, schools, and items. Educational research primarily focuses on examining differences between pupils and schools, while differences between items are overlooked. Using a variance components model on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 cognitive domains of reading, mathematics, and science literacy, we estimated how much of the response variation can be attributed to differences between pupils, schools, and items. The results show that uniformly across domains and countries, it mattered more for the correctness of an item response which items were responded to by a pupil (27–35%) than which pupil responded to these items (10–12%) or which school the pupil attended (5–7%). Given the findings, we argue that differences between items in ILSAs constitute a source of substantial untapped potential for secondary research.

 

Marcq, Kseniia & Braeken, Johan (2022). The blind side: Exploring item variance in PISA 2018 cognitive domains. Assessment in education: Principles, Policy & Practice. ISSN 0969-594X. doi: 10.1080/0969594X.2022.2097199.

Publisert 18. juli 2022 12:07 - Sist endra 18. juli 2022 12:07