The 4th IEA
International Research Conference
Program

PROGRAM


 

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Wednesday June 30

15.00-20.00   Registration   

19.00-      Welcome reception  


Thursday July 1

8:00-16:00   Registration    

8:30-9:00    IRC Opening

9:00-10:00    Keynote presentation

Prof. Rainer Lehmann

Humboldt University, Berlin

 

The scientific contributions by Torsten Husén and Neville Postlethwaite to the development of international comparative research on educational achievement

10:00-10:30    Coffee break

10:30-12:30    Parallel sessions 1

I. TIMSS: School effectiveness in mathematics/science achievement

II. PIRLS: International comparisons of reading literacy

III. CIVED: Civic engagement: attitudes towards nationalism, trust, and learning

12:30-13:30    Lunch

13:30-15:30    Parallel sessions 2

I. TIMSS/PIRLS: Sampling strategies

II. PIRLS: Measurement issues and item functioning in PIRLS

III. SITES: Comparative ICT use in schools

15:30-16:00    Coffee break

16:00-18:00    Parallel sessions 3

I. TIMSS: Explaining trends in mathematics/science achievement

II. PIRLS: Examining trends in reading performance

III. TEDS-M: Aspects of measuring teacher education programs

19:00    Gothenburg city reception


Friday July 2

8:00-16:00    Registration

8:30-9:30    Keynote presentation

Prof. Jan-Eric Gustafsson

University of Gothenburg

 

Causal inference in international comparative research on student achievement: methodological challenges and developments

9:30-10:00    Coffee break

10:00-12:00    Parallel sessions 4

I. TIMSS: Textbooks and opportunities to learn mathematics and science

II. PIRLS: Instructional contexts in relation to reading achievement

III. ICCS: International comparisons of civic reasoning, attitudes, and preparedness

12:00-13:00    Lunch

13:00-15:00    Parallel sessions 5

I. TIMSS: Long-term trends in mathematics/science achievement

II. PIRLS: Effects of home practices on reading literacy

III. ICCS: School influences and item functioning in ICCS

15:00-15:30    Coffee break

15:30-17:30    Parallel sessions 6

I. TIMSS: Effects of student motivation and attitudes on mathematics/science achievement

II. PIRLS/TIMSS: Equity and socioeconomic factors in student achievement across countries

III. TIMSS/PIRLS: Age, schooling, and methodological issues in score estimation

19:00    Conference dinner


Saturday July 3

8:00-16:00    Registration

8:30-9:30    Keynote presentation

Prof. Ina Mullis & Prof. Michael Martin

Executive Directors, TIMSS & PIRLS Int’l Study Center, Boston College

 

Measuring trends in TIMSS and PIRLS: challenges, perspectives, and solutions

9:30-10:00    Coffee break

10:00-12:00    Parallel sessions 7

I. TIMSS/PIRLS: Measuring socioeconomic status

II. PIRLS: Effects of student motivation and attitudes on reading achievement

III. CIVED/ICCS: Influences on civic education and achievement across countries

12:00-13:00    Lunch

13:00-15:00    Parallel sessions 8

I. TIMSS: Explaining within-country differences in mathematics/science achievement

II. PIRLS/TIMSS: Teacher characteristics and curricula in relation to student achievement

15:00-15:30    Coffee break

15:30-16:30    IRC Closing