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ERIC Number: EJ1111138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Revisiting the Relationship between International Assessment Outcomes and Educational Production: Evidence From a Longitudinal PISA-TIMSS Sample
Carnoy, Martin; Khavenson, Tatiana; Loyalka, Prashant; Schmidt, William H.; Zakharov, Andrey
American Educational Research Journal, v53 n4 p1054-1085 Aug 2016
International assessments, such as the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), are being used to recommend educational policies to improve student achievement. This study shows that the cross-sectional estimates behind such recommendations may be biased. We use a unique data set from one country that applied the PISA mathematics test in 2012 in ninth grade to all students who had taken the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Survey (TIMSS) test in 2011 and collected information on students' teachers in ninth grade. These data allowed us to more precisely estimate the effects of classroom variables on students' PISA performance. Our results suggest that the positive roles of teacher "quality" and "opportunity to learn" in improving student performance are much more modest than claimed in PISA documents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; High Schools; Grade 8; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
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