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Types of Large

Scale Assessment
International large-scale
assessments (ILSA)
O The Programme for International Student
Assessment (PISA) is a triennial
international survey which aims to evaluate
education systems worldwide by testing the
skills and knowledge of 15-year-old
O Trends in International Mathematics and Science
Study (TIMSS) is a series of international
assessments of the mathematics and science
knowledge of students around the world. ... In
each of the participating educational systems, a
minimum of 4,500 to 5,000 students are
O The Progress in International Reading Literacy
Study (PIRLS) is an international comparative
assessment that measures student learning in
O The Southeast Asia primary learning metrics
(SEA-PLM) is a regional assessment to
assess learning outcomes of grade 5
children aimed at informing policies and
ensure all children achieve meaningful
learning outcomes.
O Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for
Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ)- is
administered in school to children in the 6th grade
of formal school and is designed to assess student
abilities in mathematics and reading English.
O Programme d’Analyse des Systèmes Educatifs de
la CONFEMEN (PASEC) is designed to assess
student abilities in mathematics and reading
O Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the
Quality of Education (LLECE)
O The National Achievement Test (NAT), is a
set of examinations taken in the Philippines
by students in Years 6, 10, and 12.
O Language Assessment for Primary Grades
O The National Career Assessment
Examination or NCAE is a test or exam that is taken
by all the 3rd year or grade nine students all around
the Philippines in both private and public schools.
The students take the same test at the same time.
... The result helps the students decide what course
they should get.
O The Patient Review Instrument (PRI) is
an assessment tool developed by NYS DOH
to assess selected physical, medical and
cognitive characteristics of all nursing home
residents, as well as to document selected
services they may receive. Person-Centered
O The Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) is an
oral student assessmentdesigned to measure the
most basic foundation skills for literacy acquisition
in the early grades
O The Early Grade Math Assessment (EGMA) is an
oral assessment designed to measure a student's
foundation skills in numeracy and mathematics in
the early grades
O The East Asia Learning Achievement Study (EALAS)
was a multi-country capacity building project,
funded by UNICEF, designed to assess the learning
achievements of primary school-aged children.
O Literacy Boost is a literacy program designed and
implemented to support the development of
reading skills
Criteria for
Evaluating Large-
Scale Achievement

Validity Degree to which a test measures what it was

intended to measure
Reliability Consistency and dependability of assessment
Equity Fairness, lack of bias toward any particular
group of examinees.
Costs and feasibility Monetary and other (e.g., opportunity) costs of
administering a test.

Test security and Degree to which inappropriate exposure to test

standardization questions is prevented and consistent
administration conditions are maintained.

Alignment with For tests intended to measure outcomes

curriculum related to a particular instructional program.
Timeliness of score Length of time between test administration
reporting and score reporting.

Motivation Degree to which examinees are motivated

to do their best.
Representativeness of Whether the students taking the test are
examinee samples similar to the entire population about
which inferences are being made.