The educational worldview has widened; nations are interested in knowing how well their educational systems support student achievement compared to other nations.
State comparisons to other states are commonly made through the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The educational worldview has widened; nations are interested in knowing how well their educational systems support student achievement in comparison to other nations. International assessments have been developed in response to this desire, such as the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Researchers in this area investigate issues related to international assessment, such as the comparability of forms translated into different languages or cultural influences on the behavior of assessment items used in a diversity of cultures.
AES offers a time-saving tool to teachers and immediate diagnostic feedback to students for writing practices. However, automation also poses operational and technical challenges in classroom integration and in summative assessment.