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Dr Mustafa Asil

Mustafa AsilResearch Fellow
BS (Marmara) MA (The Ohio State) PhD (Hacettepe)

Dunedin Campus
Tel 64 479 4283
Email mustafa.asil@otago.ac.nz

Biography

I am a research fellow at the Educational Assessment Research Unit (EARU) within the College of Education. I am responsible for providing research and psychometric support in the execution of the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Project.

Before joining EARU, I was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Quantitative Data Analysis and Research (Quant-DARE) Unit within the Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland. My role was managing and performing secondary analyses on large-scale data sets and providing consultation services to staff and students on statistical matters. My research interests focus on comparability of large scale assessments across languages and cultures, measurement equivalence and structural equation modelling.

Research Interests

  • Assessment, particularly comparability of large scale assessments

Key Methodologies and Methods

  • Quantitative research
  • Psychometrics
  • Structural equation modeling

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Publications

Asil, M. (2017). A school-based measure of culturally responsive practices. Frontiers in Education, 2, 17. doi: 10.3389/feduc.2017.00017

Ingram, N., Asil, M., & Berg, D. (2017). The impact of mathematics teaching efficacy on teachers' pedagogical practices. Proceedings of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Conference. Retrieved from https://earli.org/earli-2017

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). Drama 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 10.3]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 61p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). Visual arts 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 10.5]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 69p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). Music: Sound arts 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 10.4]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 72p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

Journal - Research Article

Asil, M. (2017). A school-based measure of culturally responsive practices. Frontiers in Education, 2, 17. doi: 10.3389/feduc.2017.00017

Asil, M., & Brown, G. T. L. (2016). Comparing OECD PISA reading in English to other languages: Identifying potential sources of non-invariance. International Journal of Testing, 16, 71-93. doi: 10.1080/15305058.2015.1064431

Rubie-Davies, C., Asil, M., & Teo, T. (2016). Assessing measurement invariance of the Student Personal Perception of Classroom Climate across different ethnic groups. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 34(5), 442-460. doi: 10.1177/0734282915612689

Ercikan, K., Roth, W.-M., & Asil, M. (2015). Cautions about inferences from international assessments: The case of PISA 2009. Teachers College Record, 117(1), 1-28.

Asil, M., Teo, T., & Noyes, J. (2014). The validation and measurement invariance of the Computer Attitude Measure for Young Students (CAMYS). Journal of Educational Computing Research, 51(1), 49-69. doi: 10.2190/EC.51.1.c

Asil, M., & Gelbal, S. (2012). PISA ogrenci anketinin kulturler arasi esdegerligi [Cross cultural equivalence of PISA student questionnaire]. Eğitim ve Bilim [Education & Science], 37(166), 236-249.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Ingram, N., Asil, M., & Berg, D. (2017). The impact of mathematics teaching efficacy on teachers' pedagogical practices. Proceedings of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Conference. Retrieved from https://earli.org/earli-2017

Ercikan, K., Asil, M., & Grover, R. (2016). Digital divide: A critical context for digitally based assessments. Proceedings of the Future tests and Test Environments Conference. Retrieved from https://iml.edusci.umu.se/conferences/en/kadriye-ercikan-2/

Asil, M. (2016). A school-based measure of culturally responsive practices. Proceedings of the International Test Commission (ITC) Conference: Improving Policy and Practice: Opportunities and Challenges in an International Context. Retrieved from http://conferences.educ.ubc.ca/index.php/itc2016/itc2016/paper/view/456

Asil, M., & Brown, G. (2014). Comparing OECD PISA reading in English to other languages. In P. Elosua (Ed.), Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Test Commission: Global and Local Challenges for Best Practices in Assessment. (pp. 128). Leioa, Spain: Universidad del País Vasco. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Asil, M., & Smith, J. K. (2016, April). Is inequality inevitable? The impact of student and school SES on achievement for different ethnic groups. Verbal presentation at the 3rd Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment International Conference, Chicago, USA.

Asil, M. (2016, November). Impact of attitudes and opportunities to learn on student academic achievement. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference & Annual Meeting: Nōku anō te Takapau Wharanui: The Politics of Learning, Wellington, New Zealand.

Asil, M., & Darr, C. (2015, November). What national monitoring can tell us about student and school characteristics associated with mathematics achievement. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference: Emancipation Through Education, Whakatāne, New Zealand.

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Commissioned Report for External Body

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). Drama 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 10.3]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 61p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). Music: Sound arts 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 10.4]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 72p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). Visual arts 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 10.5]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 69p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., & Baker, L. (2017). The arts 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 10.1]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 82p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). English: Listening 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 10.8]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 50p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). Technical information 2015 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 11]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 86p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). English: Viewing 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 9]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 50p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Young, S., Jones, L., Asil, M., Anakin, M., White, J., Jenkins, L., Rae, J., Baker, L., & Smith, J. (2017). Dance 2015: Key findings [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 10.2]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 59p. Retrieved from https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/series/nmssa/all-nmssa-publications

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Achievement of students with special education needs in Social Studies: Key findings 2014 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 6.4]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 27p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Technical information: Social Studies, English: Reading 2014 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 7]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 57p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Social Studies 2014: Contextual report [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 6.5]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 34p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). English: Reading 2014: Contextual report [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 5.5]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 41p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). English: Reading 2014: Overview [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 5.1]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 50p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Māori student achievement in English: Reading: Key findings 2014 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 5.2]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 30p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Pasifika student achievement in English: Reading: Key findings 2014 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 5.3]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 30p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Achievement of students with special education needs in English: Reading – Key findings 2014 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 5.4]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 32p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Social studies 2014: Overview [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 6.1]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 44p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Māori student achievement in Social Studies: Key findings 2014 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 6.2]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 29p.

NMSSA Project Team, including Gilmore, A., Allan, R., Jones, L., Darr, C., Asil, M., Quinlan, D., Anakin, M., White, J., & Lancaster, D. (2015). Pasifika student achievement in Social Studies: Key findings 2014 [National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) Report 6.3]. Dunedin & Wellington, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit & New Zealand Council for Educational Research. 27p.

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Other Research Output

Asil, M. & Gilmore, A. (2016, May). Do Māori students achieve better in culturally responsive schools? College of Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

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