Instructions are uploaded in a Word file. Some reference files are also uploaded as PDFs. The writer is to write from a Middle Eastern background (Saudi Arabia specifically).
Unit name: Evaluation in Education (science and mathematics focus).
Theoretical paper: International comparison studies on achievement
Conduct a comprehensive international comparison between the following studies on achievement evaluation:
1- the Trends in International Maths and Science Study (TIMSS)
2- the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
3- the Second Information Technology in Education Study (SITES)
In terms of assessment and evaluation: types, methods, standards, advantages and disadvantages. Remember: you are comparing studies not countries! So, comparison is between THREE items (studies).
You should demonstrate your values, knowledge, research and communication outcomes, i.e comment on comparisons from your viewpoint.
Write about 2000 words, using APA referencing style. You can use subheading aligned to the left, not central.
Use the following references and others from your search (references should be 15-20):
(some are provided to you in PDFs)
Goldstein, H. (2004). International comparisons of student attainment: Some issues arising from the PISA study. Assessment in Education: principles, policy & practice, 11(3), 319-330.
Martin, M. O., Mullis, I. V., & Chrostowski, S. J. (2004). TIMSS 2003 Technical Report: Findings from IEA’s Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study at the Fourth and Eighth Grades. TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center. Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.
Mullis, I. V., Martin, M. O., Foy, P., & Arora, A. (2012). TIMSS 2011 international results in mathematics. International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. Herengracht 487, Amsterdam, 1017 BT, The Netherlands.
Pelgrum, W. J. (2001). Obstacles to the integration of ICT in education: Results from a worldwide educational assessment. Computers & education,37(2), 163-178.
And use these two websites for TIMSS and PISA as references