March 16–18, 2011
Topics covered at the conference included:
- Large-scale assessments as change agents
- Technologies in large-scale assessments
- The role of assessing cognitive skills in international growth and development
- The utility and need for assessing noncognitive skills in large-scale assessments
- The contributions of international large-scale studies in civic engagement and citizenship
- The role of large-scale assessments in research on educational effectiveness and school development
Read the publication that resulted from the conference and that presents insight into the critical role of large-scale international assessments as change agents in the development of human capital:
View the International Large-Scale Assessment Videos (Flash) and Presentations (PDFs)
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
- Opening Remarks:
- Irwin Kirsch (Video), Director, Center for Global Assessment, ETS
- Ida Lawrence (Video), Senior Vice President, Research & Development, ETS
- Kurt M. Landgraf (Video), Past President & Chief Executive Officer, ETS (2000–2013)
- Large-Scale Assessments as Change Agents (Video), Jo Ritzen, Chair, Empower European Universities (NGO) and former Minister of Education, Netherlands. View presentation slide.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
- Opening Remarks:
- Technologies in Large-Scale Assessments: New Directions, Challenges, and Opportunities (Video), Michal Beller, Direction-General of RAMA, National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education, Israel. View presentation slides part 1 and part 2
- Discussant: Esther Care (Video), International Research Coordinator, Assessment & Teaching of 21st Century Skills Project, Melbourne, Australia. View presentation slides.
- The Role of Assessing Cognitive Skills in International Growth and Development (Video), Eric A. Hanushek, Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, United States. View presentation slides.
- Discussant: Guido Schwerdt (Video), Program on Educational Policy and Governance (PEPG), Harvard University, United States.
View presentation slides.
- The Contributions of International Large-scale Studies in Civic Engagement and Citizenship (Video), Judith Torney-Purta, Professor of Human Development, University of Maryland, College Park, United States. View presentation slides.
- Discussant: Erik Amnå (Video), Professor of Political Science, Örebro University, Sweden. View presentation slides.
- The Utility and Need for Assessing Noncognitive Skills in Large-Scale Assessments (Video), Henry Levin, Teachers College at Columbia University and Stanford University (Emeritus). View presentation slides.
- Discussant: Patrick Kyllonen (Video), ETS. View presentation slides.
Friday, March 18, 2011
- The Role of Large-Scale Assessments in Research on Educational Effectiveness and School Development (Video), Eckhard Klieme, Goethe University, and Board of Directors Member, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF). View presentation slides.
- Discussant: David Kaplan (Video), Professor of Quantitative Methods, University of Wisconsin-Madison. View presentation slides.
- Summary Remarks, Henry Braun (Video), Boisi Professor of Education and Public Policy, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, United States. View presentation slides.
- Closing Remarks, Irwin Kirsch (Video), Director, Center for Global Assessment, ETS.