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ERIC Number: EJ1179457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
The Impact of National Educational Policies on Student Achievement: A European Study
Kyriakides, Leonidas; Georgiou, Maria P.; Creemers, Bert P. M.; Panayiotou, Anastasia; Reynolds, David
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v29 n2 p171-203 2018
This paper investigates the impact of national policies for improving teaching and the school learning environment (SLE) on student achievement. In each participating country (i.e., Belgium/Flanders, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Ireland, and Slovenia), a sample of at least 50 schools was drawn and tests in mathematics and science were administered to all Grade 4 students (N = 10,742) at the beginning and end of school year 2010-2011. National policies were measured through (a) content analysis of policy documents, (b) interviews with policymakers, and (c) head-teacher questionnaires. Multilevel analyses revealed that most aspects of national policies for teaching and SLE were associated with student achievement in each subject irrespective of the source of data used to measure them. Implications are, finally, drawn.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium; Cyprus; Germany; Greece; Ireland; Slovenia
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