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ERIC Number: ED491283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Reference Count: 50
Variation in the Relationship Between Nonschool Factors and Student Achievement on International Assessments. Statistics in Brief. NCES 2006-014
Hampden-Thompson, Gillian; Johnston, Jamie S.
National Center for Education Statistics
This Statistics in Brief describes the differences in the distributions of nonschool factors related to student achievement among 15-year-old students and their families in the United States and other countries at similar levels of economic development. The first objective was to describe how the United States differs from the other countries assessed in terms of the distribution of SES and family characteristics. Generally, the United States did not differ from the other 19 countries in terms of the distribution of SES and family factors on four, but not all, of the characteristics. These were parental education, the number of books in the home, immigrant status, and language spoken at home. There were differences when looking at two characteristics parent occupation and family structure. The United States had a higher percentage of 15-year-olds with parents of high occupational status and a higher percentage of 15-year-olds residing in non-two-parent households compared to the 20-country average. (Contains 12 endnotes, 5 figures, and 6 tables.)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, High School Students, Socioeconomic Status, Cultural Differences, Family Environment, Family Structure, Employed Parents, Employment Level, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; United States
IES Funded: Yes
IES Publication: http://ies.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006014