International large-scale learning assessments: benefits and risks



A growing number of countries are taking part in International Large-Scale Assessments (ILSAs). What are the political, economic, technical, and socio-cultural reasons that motivate them? What is the role of international organizations involved in their development and the private sector, which can lobby for ILSAs? Recognising the interests of a diverse set of actors involved with ILSAs is key to understanding their uses, costs and benefits, and how they may evolve.

  • Presenter: Camilla Addey, Marie Curie Research Fellow at GEPS - the Globalisation, Education and Social Policies - research centre at the Department of Sociology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • Discussant: Noah Webster Sobe, Senior Project officer for Education Research and Foresight at UNESCO.
  • Moderator: Suzanne Grant Lewis, Director of IIEP-UNESCO.