Assessment is central to all education systems. While each country primarily needs assessments and evaluations based on their own national priorities, curricula and values, there is also a need for international comparisons. In later years, International Large-Scale Studies of Achievement (ILSA) have contributed significantly to educational research and to the provision of comparable data. Results from ILSAs have increasingly become influential on educational policies as well as public and media debates. However, while ILSAs are continuously being revised and adapted they also face challenges.
ALLEA’s Science Education Working Group will address emergent successes and challenges regarding ILSAs in an online workshop on 21 January 2021. During the forum, international experts will present and discuss the most pertinent developments and debates, with a focus on the most influential study, the OECD-project PISA. The presentations will be followed by a round table discussion with members of the Working Group.