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ERIC Number: EJ1050448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Using TIMSS and PISA Results to Inform Educational Policy: A Study of Russia and Its Neighbours
Carnoy, Martin; Khavenson, Tatiana; Ivanova, Alina
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v45 n2 p248-271 2015
In this paper, we develop a multi-level comparative approach to analyse Trends in International Mathematics and Science Survey (TIMSS) and Programme of International Student Achievement (PISA) mathematics results for a country, Russia, where the two tests provide contradictory information about students' relative performance. Russian students do relatively well on the TIMSS mathematics test but relatively poorly on the PISA. We compare the performance of Russian students with different levels of family academic resources over the past decade on these tests compared to students with similar family resources in Russia's neighbours and to Russian students studying in Latvian and Estonian Russian-medium schools. These comparisons and interviews with educators in Latvia and Estonia help us understand why students in Russia may perform lower on the PISA and to draw education policy lessons for improving international test performance generally and Russian students' PISA mathematics performance specifically.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic; Estonia; Finland; Hungary; Latvia; Lithuania; Russia; Sweden
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
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