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Uncertainty and Bias in PISA

PISA ACCORDING TO PISA. DOES PISA KEEP WHAT IT PROMISES, Hopmann, Brinek, Retzl, eds., pp. 241-263, Wien, 2007

23 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2008 Last revised: 22 Jul 2008

Joachim Wuttke

Messen und Deuten

Date Written: November 1, 2007

Abstract

Statistical significance criteria of OECD/PISA are misleading because several sources of systematic bias and uncertainty are quantitatively more important than the standard errors communicated in the official reports. This is a summary of a detailed report that has appeared in German (Die Insignifikanz signifikanter Unterschiede).

Keywords: education assessment, misuse of statistics

JEL Classification: I21

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Wuttke, Joachim, Uncertainty and Bias in PISA (November 1, 2007). PISA ACCORDING TO PISA. DOES PISA KEEP WHAT IT PROMISES, Hopmann, Brinek, Retzl, eds., pp. 241-263, Wien, 2007 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1159042

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