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ERIC Number: EJ1153062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Information Technology, Mathematics Achievement and Educational Equity in Developed Economies
Tan, Cheng Yong; Hew, Khe Foon
Educational Studies, v43 n4 p371-390 2017
The present study examined how access to home and school IT resources impacted student mathematics achievement. Data comprised 144,395 secondary school students from 7,308 schools in 22 developed economies who participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012. Results of hierarchical linear modelling showed that after controlling for student and school covariates, student achievement benefited from their access to home IT resources (main effect), and from the access to both home IT resources and highly educated mothers (interactive effect). Furthermore, IT resource shortages in school had a detrimental impact on student achievement (main effect), and the shortage accentuated the negative effects of school shortage in qualified teachers on achievement (interactive effect). Lastly, the results showed that students with less home academic and cultural resources were more impacted by IT resource access when compared to peers from advantaged families.
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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: Australia; Austria; Belgium; Canada; Switzerland; Chile; Denmark; Finland; France; United Kingdom; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; South Korea; Luxembourg; Mexico; Netherlands; New Zealand; Portugal; Slovakia; Sweden; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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