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
Date Written: November 1, 2007
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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