IEA hosting a virtual professional development course following the virtual AERA 2021

Join us hosting a joint IEA/AIR/University of Missouri course on ‘Multilevel Modeling with International Large-Scale Assessment Databases Using the HLM Software Program’ on 15 April 2021.

Course description

This course will teach participants how to conduct multilevel modeling (MLM) with data from international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) such as TIMSS, PIRLS, and PISA. The content of the course will include an overview of the ILSAs and presentations on the design of these studies and implications for MLM analysis. Participants will learn how to specify two-level models using the HLM software program and also learn about model comparison, centering decisions and their consequences, and available resources for doing three-level models. Time will be allotted for participants to work on practice exercises, with several instructors available to mentor and answer questions. Course requirements: participants should have a solid understanding of OLS regression and a basic understanding of MLM. Prior experience using a statistical software program, such as Stata, R, or SPSS, is helpful. Prior knowledge about ILSAs or prior experience using the respective databases or HLM software is not required.  

More information and registration for the course can be found on the AERA website or contact for specific content related questions.