R&D Proposal Awardees Announced

Following our R&D call for submissions last year, we are pleased to announce the research proposals that were awarded funding by IEA.

To supplement the innovation work that occurs within IEA, the international study centers, and the larger professional network, IEA has established a research and development (R&D) fund to advance and improve the science and methodology of its studies, ensuring that they remain at the forefront of international large-scale assessments (ILSA) in education.

IEA selected three proposals for Tier 2 funding (between 50-100,000 Euros) for a duration of approximately 12 months: 

1. Validity and Measurement Properties in Technology-enhanced Test Items: A Balancing Act

Lead researcher: Dr Saskia Wools, CITO

2. Understanding Students’ Computational Thinking Strategies and Test Taking Behaviors Across Countries Using Process Data in ICILS 2018 with Analytical Approach

Lead researcher: Dr Qiwei (Britt) He, Educational Testing Service (ETS)

3. Using Neural Network Classification for the Automated Scoring of the Image Responses in TIMSS 2023

Lead researchers: Dr. Lale Khorramdel, Associate Director Research, Psychometrics & Data Science, TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College, 

Prof. Dr. Matthias von Davier, Monan Professor in Education at Boston College Lynch School and Executive Director of the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, and 

Lillian Tyack, M.S., Research Associate, Measurement and Data Analysis at the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College

BC R&D
Prof. Dr. Matthias von Davier and Lillian Tyack, M.S.

Congratulations to the awardees!

Following a positive response to the first R&D call, IEA will soon announce a new call for proposals. Stay tuned, we look forward to receiving new and innovative proposals in 2022! 

For more information about IEA's Research and Development fund and the selected proposals, read this article in the IEA Insider.

Posted: 27.12.2021