09 SES 02 C, Improving Measures of Socio-Economic Status to Support Educational Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Socio-economic status (SES) is an important construct in examining differences in student, school, community, and national outcomes. Relationships between SES and outcomes have been found to apply in high- as well as low- and middle-income countries, with some conflicting evidence regarding the relative importance of individual- and group-level SES on outcomes. Such differences, however, may be partly due to inappropriateness of widely-used measures of SES in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in international assessments. This symposium presents results of a body of work focusing on improving the measurement of SES – with a particular focus on producing new measures that are appropriate across multiple contexts and in international assessment.
This symposium draws on an international body of work with the specific focus of improving the monitoring of education and improving the capacity of individual countries to report education outcomes, for example, against the Sustainable Development Goals. This symposium presents the findings of an international literature review, and two quantitative studies exploring the quality of the measurement of SES in international assessments and proposing an improved approach to measuring SES in diverse contexts.
Bloem, S. (2013). PISA in Low and Middle Income Countries: OECD Publishing. OECD. (2008). Policy Brief: Ten steps to equity in education. Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. Retrieved from http://www.oecd.org/edu/school/39989494.pdf Rutkowski, D., Rutkowski, L. (2013). Measuring Socioeconomic Background in PISA: One Size Might not fit all. Research in Comparative and International Education September 2013 8: 259-278, http://rci.sagepub.com/content/8/3/259.full.pdf Saegert, S. C., Adler, N. E., Bullock, H. E., Cauce, A. M., Liu, W. M., & F.Wyche, K. (2007). Report of the APA Task Force on Socioeconomic Status. Retrieved from Washington, DC: https://www.apa.org/pi/ses/resources/publications/task-force-2006.pdf
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
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