International Large-Scale Assessment Conference: The Role of International Large-Scale Assessments in Educational Policy

Presentations and Videos

After the conference, speakers submitted their papers and presentations for a publication titled The Role of International Large-Scale Assessments: Perspectives from Technology, Economy, and Educational Research. Learn more about the book on the publisher’s website.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Registration

Reception and Keynote Address

Welcome Remarks

Irwin Kirsch, Director, Center for Global Assessment, ETS
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Ida Lawrence, Senior Vice President, Research & Development, ETS
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Kurt M. Landgraf, Past President & Chief Executive Officer, ETS (2000–2013)
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Large-Scale Assessments as Change Agents
Dr. Jo Ritzen, Chair, Empower European Universities – an NGO
Former Minister of Education, Netherlands

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Opening Remarks

Irwin Kirsch, Director, Center for Global Assessment, ETS

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Technologies in Large-Scale Assessments: New Directions, Challenges, and Opportunities Michal Beller, Director-General of RAMA, National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education, Israel

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Discussant: Esther Care, International Research Coordinator, Assessment & Teaching of 21st Century Skills Project, Melbourne, Australia

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Moderator: Eugenio Gonzalez, Program Administrator, ETS

The Role of Assessing Cognitive Skills in International Growth and Development
Eric A. Hanushek, Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, United States

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Discussant: Guido Schwerdt, Program on Educational Policy and Governance (PEPG), Harvard University, United States

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Moderator: Kentaro Yamamoto, Principal Research Scientist, ETS

The Contributions of International Large-scale Studies in Civic Engagement and Citizenship Judith Torney-Purta, Professor of Human Development, University of Maryland, College Park, United States

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Discussant: Erik Amnå, Professor of Political Science, Örebro University, Sweden

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Moderator: Eugenio Gonzalez, Program Administrator, ETS

The Utility and Need for Assessing Noncognitive Skills in Large-Scale Assessments Henry Levin, Teachers College at Columbia University and Stanford University (Emeritus)

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Discussant: Patrick Kyllonen, ETS

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Moderator: Kentaro Yamamoto, Principal Research Scientist, ETS

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Role of Large-Scale Assessments in Research on Educational Effectiveness and School Development Eckhard Klieme, Goethe University, and Board of Directors member, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)

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Discussant: David Kaplan, Professor of Quantitative Methods, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Moderator: Matthias von Davier, Principal Research Scientist, ETS

Summary Remarks
Henry Braun, Boisi Professor of Education and Public Policy, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, United States

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Moderator: Matthias von Davier, Principal Research Scientist, ETS

Closing Remarks
Irwin Kirsch, Director, Center for Global Assessment, ETS

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