ERIC Number: ED309068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A World of Differences. An International Assessment of Mathematics and Science.
Lapointe, Archie E.; And Others
In February, 1988, random samples of students from five countries (Ireland, Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and four Canadian provinces (British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec) were given an assessment of mathematics and science achievement, and a questionnaire. This document summarizes the results of these tests and compares achievement, experiences and attitudes across the international sample. Findings are organized by achievement, instruction and attitude, and topics for both science and mathematics. The context of the results for each country is summarized in a commentary. Appendices include procedures and data. (CW)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Comparative Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Tests, Science Education, Science Tests, Student Attitudes, Surveys
Center for the Assessment of Educational Progress, Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541-0001 ($11.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Center for the Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress