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ERIC Number: EJ833364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
Mathematics Achievement and Mathematics Learning Strategies: Cognitive Competencies and Construct Differentiation
Thiessen, Victor; Blasius, Jorg
International Journal of Educational Research, v47 n6 p362-371 2008
Responding to a survey requires cognitive abilities similar to those for any other linguistic task. We argue that, when faced with a cognitively challenging task, individuals respond by simplifying the task, declining it, or performing it poorly. Using the 2003 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA 2003) data sets, we document that the extent of construct differentiation in students' mathematics learning strategies is strongly associated with their level of mathematics achievement. Likewise, the higher the level of mathematics achievement, the lower is the probability of a non-response to the mathematics learning strategy questions. Finally, the higher the students' level of mathematics achievement, the more varied were their responses to the learning strategies items. These associations were examined across 40 participating countries. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment