List of international databases on individual student achievement tests

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This page contains a list of international databases on individual student achievement tests that can be used for psychometric research. In other words, this table only includes datasets containing items measuring ability and directly answered by students.

Database name Discipline(s) Country Available years Longitudinal/Cross-sectional Cost Access
Civic Education Study (CivEd) Knowledge of democratic practices and institutions, as well as U.S. ninth-grade students’ attitudes toward democracy, national identity, international relations, and social cohesion and diversity 27 countries [1] 1999 Cross-sectional Free Available through CD[2]
Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998 - 99 (ECLS-K) Mathematics, reading, general knowledge and science 27 countries [1] The birth cohort of the ECLS-B is a sample of children born in 2001 and followed from birth through kindergarten entry. The kindergarten class of 1998-99 cohort is a sample of children followed from kindergarten through the eighth grade. The kindergarten class of 2010-11 cohort will follow a sample of children from kindergarten through the fifth grade. Longitudinal Free Data freely available but restricted data requiring an administrative process for access [3]
Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 Mathematics USA 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2012 Longitudinal Free Education Longitudinal Study of 2002[4]
Exame Nacional de Desempenho de Estudantes (ENADE) Administration, accounting, economics, journalism, marketing and advertising, design, law, psychology, international relations, administrative assistant, tourism, business management, human resources, financial management, operations, marketing, management Brazil 2004-2011 Cross-sectional Free INEP[5]
ENEM Language, science, mathematics, humanities Brazil 1998-2011 Cross-sectional Free INEP[5]
NAEP Arts, civics, economics, foreign language, geography, mathematics, reading, science, U.S. history, world history, writing, technology and engineering literacy (starting in 2014) USA 1999, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Cross-sectional Free NAEP[6]
National Longitudinal Study of 1972 Vocabulary, mathematics, reading, picture-number associations, letter groups, and mosaic comparisons USA 1972-1973 (base years), follow-up surveys in 1973, 1974, 1976, 1979, and 1986 Longitudinal Free DAS[7]
PIAAC Literacy, numeracy, problem solving in technology-rich environments, and reading 24 participating countries [8] One collection between 2011 and 2012 Cross-sectional Free Data to be released between December 2013 and April 2014[9]
PIRLS Reading more than 50 countries [10] 2001, 2006 Cross-sectional Free NCES[9]
PISA Reading, mathematics and science, only one area being evaluated in each year. Over 70 countries [11] 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009 Cross-sectional Free PISA[12]
Sistema de Avaliação da Educação Básica (SAEB) Language and mathematics Brazil 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2011 Cross-sectional Free INEP[5]
TIMSS Mathematics and science Over 60 countries [13] 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011 Cross-sectional Free NCES[14]


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