ERIC Number: ED107532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The IEA Science Project: Science Achievement in Three Countries--Australia, the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States.
Keeves, John P.
The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) Science Project encompasses three countries--Australia, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the United States. It is considered Phase II of the project, with a Mathematics Study completed in 1967 as Phase I. A background paper is presented to include in tabulated form a list of countries taking part in the IEA Science Project and shows the levels at which participation was taken. The construction of the instruments for the project is described. A cognitive list in science for three levels of testing was developed: 10-year-olds, 14-year-olds, and the pre-university grade. The project also attempted to assess certain non-cognitive outcomes of science education. These assessments are presented and discussed. Questionnaires used, data collection procedures, and data analyses are presented. Results of a survey across countries attempting to determine factors in the education process which influenced the achievement of students in science are presented in tabulated, graphical, and descriptive forms. A discussion summarizes the author's conclusions and comments. (EB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, International Education, Research, Science Education, Science Projects
Mr. M. J. Rosier, ACER, P. O. Box 210, Hawthorn 3122, Victoria, AUSTRALIA; Lawrence Verry, Inc., Mystic, Connecticut 96355
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Hawthorn (Australia).; Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United States; West Germany