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Methodological advances in cross-national surveys of educational achievement / Board on International Comparative Studies in Education ;

Andrew C. Porter and Adam Gamoran, editors.

p. cm.

“Board on Testing and Assessment, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.”

Papers and discussions from a public symposium held by the Board on International Comparative Studies in Education (BICSE) of the National Research Council in November 2000.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-08333-8 (pbk.)

1. Education—Research—Methodology—Congresses. 2. Academic achievement—Congresses. 3. Comparative education—Congresses. I. Porter, Andrew C. II. Gamoran, Adam, 1957- III. National Research Council (U.S.). Board on International Comparative Studies in Education. IV. National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Board on Testing and Assessment. V. National Research Council (U.S.). Center for Education.

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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2002). Methodological advances in cross-national surveys of educational achievement. Board on International Comparative Studies in Education. A.C. Porter and A. Gamoran, Editors. Board on Testing and Assessment, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

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