Research projects

Project CEMAPRE internal

TitleDetecting statistical regularities at International Large Scale Assessment education studies (continuation)
ParticipantsAdriana Cornea-Madeira, Patrícia Costa, Nuno Crato (Principal Investigator)
SummaryThe twenty-first century witnessed an extraordinary development of International Large Scale
Assessment (ILSA) studies. These studies have been performed since the last quarter of the
century, but never since the first OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study
in 2000, they have been so generalized, thorough, and detailed.

This project wants to contribute to the understanding of the complex statistical relationships
existing between countries characteristics and policies and results of the various ILSA studies. It
will contribute methodologically to explore cross correlation analysis ways of selecting
variables and to a better understanding of the education and economic development complex

After the pandemic it is even more important to assess the state of education systems. however,
assessment is even more difficult and brings new challenges.

The expected release in 2023 of PIRLS 2021 and PISA 2022 international studies will prompt very
interesting research questions, namely the assessment of the pandemic impact on students' knowledge
and skills.