Graphic-rich items within high-stakes tests: Indonesia National Exam (UN), PISA, and TIMSS.

Destina WINARTI, Sitti PATAHUDDIN

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Abstract

In this paper, we undertake a content analysis of mathematics assessment tasks to
understand how often graphical representations are embedded within high-stakes national and international tests. A total of 274 items were analysed, consisting of 160 Grade 9 UN items, 88 Grade 8 TIMSS items, and 26 PISA items. Analysis showed that all items in the PISA test were embedded with graphics, with far fewer graphical items in the TIMMS and national UN tests (47% and 33% respectively). We also found that graphical items in UN tests are distinct from PISA and TIMSS, suggesting a misalignment between what is represented in UN tests and international instruments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication40 years on: We are still learning!
EditorsAnn Downton, Sharyn Livy, Jennifer Hall
Place of PublicationAdelaide, Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc.
Pages569-574
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781920846305
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event40 years on: We are still learning! MERGA 40 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2 Jul 20176 Jul 2017

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Conference40 years on: We are still learning! MERGA 40
CountryAustralia
Period2/07/176/07/17

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WINARTI, D., & PATAHUDDIN, S. (2017). Graphic-rich items within high-stakes tests: Indonesia National Exam (UN), PISA, and TIMSS. In A. Downton, S. Livy, & J. Hall (Eds.), 40 years on: We are still learning! (pp. 569-574). Adelaide, Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc..