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ERIC Number: EJ1118232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0267-1522
TIMSS and PISA Impact--The Case of Jordan
Ababneh, Emad; Al-Tweissi, Ahmad; Abulibdeh, Khattab
Research Papers in Education, v31 n5 p542-555 2016
Jordan has participated in international large-scale assessments (LSAs) since 1991 and in most of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Studies (TIMSS) as well as the Programme for International Student Assessments (PISA). After a short description of education system and policy-making context in the country, this article provides an overview of Jordan's involvement in and reporting of LSAs. It then discusses various ways in which results from TIMSS and PISA have impacted education policy, for example, as key performance indicators in the policy-making process, through the development of school curricula and teacher training guides, in the evaluation of initiatives and programmes by donors or by providing data to address questions regarding gender differences or declining performance. The article concludes with considerations as to how to further increase the usefulness of data from international LSAs through an increase in student motivation, further training in the data analyses and improved funding security.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
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