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ERIC Number: EJ789348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0191-491X
Achievement of Immigrant Students in Mathematics and Academic Hebrew in Israeli School: A Large-Scale Evaluation Study
Levin, Tamar; Shohamy, Elana
Studies in Educational Evaluation, v34 n1 p1-14 Mar 2008
This article reports findings obtained from a large-scale national study (299 schools; 2761 students) that examined academic achievements of immigrants in Israeli schools. It focused on two distinct groups of immigrant students--those from the former USSR and from Ethiopia, in two subject areas--mathematics and academic language (Hebrew), and in three grade levels--5, 9 and 11. The scores of the immigrant students and those of a parallel group of native-borns were compared and analyzed. The findings demonstrate differences in achievements between the groups. The scores also demonstrate that immigrants require a substantial number of years to reach achievement levels similar to those of students who were born in Israel in academic subjects, specifically, 5-7, 9 or 11 years in mathematics, and 5-7, 8 or 11 years in academic Hebrew, depending on the grade levels and the groups. The study discusses the implications of using large-scale evaluation of educational achievement for educational policy and evaluation designs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 11; Grade 5; Grade 9
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia; Israel; USSR