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 CRET has been engaged in continuous research and development of the abilities and competences required in the 21st century. The research outcome was presented at  the JART 8th annual meeting entitled "Measurement of Skills", in one of which planning sessions  we discuss the theme of "Assessment and learning of problem solving." Approximately 70 researchers and professionals in the ...

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World Watch


 We visited the  European Commission  (EC),  ROA *1 at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and  Ofqual  in the UK from January 11th to 15th 2010, to exchange views on the new competencies required in Europe in the future. The following is the report on the EC surveys, named Skill Needs and New Skills for New Jobs.  In Europe, there is an increasing...

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 From October 11th to October 17th 2009, CRET researchers, led by Mr. Kenichi Arai, the Chair of CRET, visited  OECD  ,  DIPF  , and  IEA  . A useful exchange took place concerning competencies measured by international assessments such as PIAAC2011( Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies ), PISA2012( The Programme for International Stud...

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Areas of Reasearch in CRET

This laboratory conducts research on test evaluation and analysis. We also perform joint research and exchange programs with overseas testing research institutes.

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This laboratory conducts research and development into testing approaches that measure communication skills, teamwork skills, and social skills, etc.

Dr. Atsushi Aikawa

Faculty of Human Sciences,
University of Tsukuba
Ph.D. in Psychology

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This laboratory conducts research on the foundation of computer-based testing, and basic research on media and recognition, as well as applied and practical research
that utilize such knowledge.

Dr. Kanji Akahori

Professor Emeritus of
Tokyo Institute of

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