TALIS 2008 Technical Report

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The OECD’s new Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) has been designed to provide data and analyses on the conditions needed for effective teaching and learning in schools. As the first international survey with this focus, it seeks to fill important information gaps that have been identified at the national and international levels of education systems.

This TALIS Technical Report describes the development of the TALIS instruments and methods used in sampling, data collection, scaling and data analysis phases of the first round of the survey. It also explains the rigorous quality control programme that operated during the survey process, which included numerous partners and external experts from around the world.

The information in this report complements the first international report from TALIS, Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments: First Results from TALIS (OECD, 2009) and the User Guide for the TALIS International Database.



Quality Assurance

This chapter explores the quality control programme prepared for administering TALIS. It discusses the standardised procedures taken for survey preparation, administration and data entry in order to ensure a high quality collection and processing of TALIS data. Quality control in TALIS comprised three parts: organisation and oversight by the IEA Secretariat of an international programme of school and national centre visits by International Quality Control Monitors (IQCMs); a national quality control programme of school visits operated by National Project Managers; and a follow-up on line Survey Activities Questionnaire seeking experiential information from the National Project Managers.


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