Extending Educational Effectiveness: A Critical Review of Research Approaches in International Effectiveness Research, and Proposals to Improve Them

  title={Extending Educational Effectiveness: A Critical Review of Research Approaches in International Effectiveness Research, and Proposals to Improve Them},
  author={David H. Reynolds and Anthony Kelly and Alma Harris and Michelle Jones and Donnie Adams and Zhenzhen Miao and Christian Bokhove},
A review is given of internationally orientated educational effectiveness research over time, looking at the waves of studies from 1960 to 2001, the beginning of the PISA studies. It is concluded that whilst PISA has been a major methodological improvement upon earlier work, there are issues to do with the ‘culture fairness’ of test items, OECD misrepresenting of its own work, sampling adequacy and manipulation of samples by some governments. 
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