Fatigue and experience effects in large-scale assessments: Evidence from PIAAC log-files

FBK-IRVAPP is pleased to invite you to the following seminar: Fatigue and experience effects in large-scale assessments: Evidence from PIAAC log-files.
With the partecipation of: Francesca Borgonovi and Marco Paccagnella.

Language The seminar is held in english.

Abstract Exploiting the modular and adaptive nature of the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), we look at variation in the proportion of correct answers, time on task and missing answers between individuals who were randomly allocated the same items either at the start or at the end of the assessment. We identify a small decline in the proportion of correct answers, a large decline in time on task and a large increase in the proportion of missing answers. The number of correct answers provided by individuals who were randomly allocated either hard or easy set of items in previous parts of the assessment did not differ. However, individuals who were administered hard items spent significantly less time on later items.

The seminar will be held on the web conference platform Google meet.



  • Francesca Borgonovi - Guest Speaker
    Francesca Borgonovi is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) where she leads the Skills Analysis team and holds a British Academy Global Professorship at University College London. At the OECD she was previously responsible for analytical and developmental work in the OECD-led international assessments (PISA and PIAAC) and the Education for Inclusive Societies project. Her research interests include: gender and socio-economic disparities in academic achievement, student engagement and motivation, the outcomes of migrant and language minority students, and the role of education in shaping trust and attitudes towards migration. Francesca held research positions in the Department of Social Policy and the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics and Political Science and has been an Adjunct Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po since 2013. She held visiting positions at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Marco Paccagnella - Guest Speaker
    Marco Paccagnella is an Analyst in the Directorate for Education and Skills at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), where he works on the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC). His research interests include the economics of education and labour economics. Before joining the OECD, he worked as Economist at the Bank of Italy. Marco holds a PhD in Economics from Bocconi University and a Master in Economics from the London School of Economics.


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Registration closed on 15/10/2020.

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