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Suggested Reading

​The Global Testing Culture: Shaping Education Policy, Perceptions, and Practice



ISBN 978-1-873927-72-4


William C. Smith An Introduction to the Global Testing Culture

D. Brent Edwards Jr A Perfect Storm: the political economy of community-based management, teacher accountability and impact evaluations in El Salvador and the global reform agenda

Rie Kijima & Jane Leer Legitimacy, State-building and Contestation in Education Policy Development: Chile's involvement in cross-national assessments

Hilla Aurén & Devin Joshi Teaching the World that Less is More: global education testing and the Finnish national brand

Ji Liu Student Achievement and PISA Rankings: policy effects or cultural explanations?

Angeline M. Barrett Measuring Learning Outcomes and Education for Sustainable Development: the new education development goal

Karen E. Andreasen & Christian Ydesen The International Space of the Danish Testing Community in the Post-war Years

Sumera Ahsan & William C. Smith Facilitating Student Learning: a comparison of classroom and accountability assessment

Renáta Tichá & Brian Abery Beyond the Large-scale Testing of Basic Skills: using formative assessment to facilitate student learning

Anthony Somerset Questioning across the Spectrum: pedagogy, selection examinations and assessment systems in low-income countries

Sean W. Mulvenon & Sandra G. Bowman An Evaluation of How the 'Policies of K-12 Testing' Impact the Effectiveness of Global Testing Programs

Mariam Orkodashvili How Much Stakes for Tests? Public Schooling, Private Tutoring and Equilibrium

Kristine Kousholt & Bjørn Hamre Testing and School Reform in Danish Education: an analysis informed by the use of 'the dispositive'

Pearl J. Chung & Hyeonwoo Chea South Korea's Accountability Policy System and National Achievement Test

David Balwanz The Discursive Hold of the Matric: is there space for a new vision for secondary education in South Africa?

Tracey Burns, Patrick Blanchenay & Florian Köster Horizontal Accountability, Municipal Capacity and the Use of Data: a case study of Sweden

PISA, Power, and Policy: The Emergence of Global Educational Governance



ISBN 978-1-873927-96-0


Heinz-Dieter Meyer & Aaron Benavot Introduction. PISA and the Globalization of Education Governance: some puzzles and problems

Taya L. Owens Thinking Beyond League Tables: a review of key PISA research questions

Janne Varjo, Hannu Simola & Risto Rinne Finland's PISA Results: an analysis of dynamics in education politics

Tiina Silander & Jouni Välijärvi The Theory and Practice of Building Pedagogical Skill in Finnish Teacher Education

Paul Andrews What Does PISA Performance Tell Us about Mathematics Teaching Quality? Case Studies from Finland and Flanders

David H. Kamens Globalization and the Emergence of an Audit Culture: PISA and the search for 'best practices' and magic bullets

Daniel Tröhler The OECD and Cold War Culture: thinking historically about PISA

Marlaine Lockheed Causes and Consequences of International Assessments in Developing Countries

Sam Sellar & Bob Lingard PISA and the Expanding Role of the OECD in Global Educational Governance

Heinz-Dieter Meyer & Kathryn Schiller Gauging the Role of Non-educational Effects in Large-scale Assessments: socio-economics, culture and PISA outcomes

Xin Ma, Cindy Jong & Jing Yuan Exploring Reasons for the East Asian Success in PISA

Jaap Dronkers & Manon De Heus Immigrant Children’s Academic Performance: the influence of origin, destination and community

Yong Zhao & Heinz-Dieter Meyer High on PISA, Low on Entrepreneurship? What PISA Does Not Measure

Stephen P. Heyneman The International Efficiency of American Education: the bad and the not-so-bad news

Alexander W. Wiseman Policy Responses to PISA in Comparative Perspective

The Rise of Data in Education Systems: Collection, Visualization and Use



ISBN 978-1-873927-32-8


Martin Lawn The Rise of Data in Education

Martin Lawn The Internationalization of Education Data: exhibitions, tests, standards and associations

Marcelo Caruso Policing Validity and Reliability: expertise, data accumulation and data parallelisation in Bavaria, 1873-1919

Noah W. Sobe Educational Data at Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century International Expositions: ‘accomplished results’ and ‘instruments and apparatuses’

Joakim Landahl & Christian Lundahl (Mis-)Trust in Numbers: shape shifting and directions in the modern history of data in Swedish educational reform

Ian Grosvenor & Siân Roberts Systems and Subjects: ordering, differentiating and institutionalising the modern urban child

Inés Dussel Counting, Describing, Interpreting: a study on early school census in Argentina, 1880-1900

Joyce Goodman Visualising Girls’ Secondary Education in Interwar Europe: Amélie Arató’s L’Enseignement secondaire des jeunes filles en Europe

Romuald Normand Governing Population: the emergence of a political arithmetic of inequalities in education. A Comparison between the United Kingdom and France

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