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Researchers of Assessment, Interpretation and Utilization of Educational Testing

Kenichi Arai

Kenichi Arai

Chairperson, Center for Research on Educational Testing / Chairperson, Board of Directors, Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute

Columns and Reports

2014/07/29

Problem-Solving Ability, Financial Literacy, and the Results and Application of TALIS

Kenichi Arai, Chairperson of CRET   The results of the PISA 2012 problem-solving ability tests have been announced in April 2014. There were questions for which the solutions were not immediately obvious, such as those about understanding the rules that regulate the movement of cleaning robots and how to use an air conditioner without consulting its operation manual. The score for Ja...

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2013/12/10

What PISA 2012 suggests

Kenichi Arai, Chairperson of CRET     The results of the PISA 2012 conducted by OECD have been announced. Among OECD member countries, Japan was ranked second in the category of mathematical literacy and first in comprehension and scientific literacy. This showed its ranking has returned to the record level demonstrated after PISA 2003, in which Japan showed disappointing resul...

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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

Professor,
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
Technology

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