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Torppa, Minna; Eklund, Kenneth; Sulkunen, Sari; Niemi, Pekka; Ahonen, Timo – Journal of Research in Reading, 2018
The present study examined gender gap in Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) Reading and mediators of the gender gap in a Finnish sample (n = 1,309). We examined whether the gender gap in PISA Reading performance can be understood via the effects of reading fluency, achievement behaviour (mastery orientation and task-avoidant…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Reading Fluency, Recreational Reading
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Han, Seong Won; Borgonovi, Francesca; Guerriero, Sonia – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
This study examines between-country differences in the degree to which teachers' working conditions, salaries, and societal evaluations about desirable job characteristics are associated with students' teaching career expectations. Three-level hierarchical generalized linear models are employed to analyze cross-national data from the Programme for…
Descriptors: High School Students, Teaching (Occupation), Vocational Interests, Career Choice
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Solheim, Oddny Judith; Lundetrae, Kjersti – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
Gender differences in reading seem to increase throughout schooling and then decrease or even disappear with age, but the reasons for this are unclear. In this study, we explore whether differences in the way "reading literacy" is operationalised can add to our understanding of varying gender differences in international large-scale…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Reading Achievement
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Rutkowski, David – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
In this article I advocate for a new discussion in the field of international large-scale assessments; one that calls for a reexamination of international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) and their use. Expanding on the high-quality work in this special issue I focus on three inherent limitations to international large-scale assessments noted by…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Reading Achievement
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Lenkeit, Jenny; Schwippert, Knut; Knigge, Michel – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
Research provides evidence that gender, immigrant background and socio-economic characteristics present multiple disadvantaging characteristics that change their relative importance and configurations over time. When evaluating inequalities researchers tend to focus on one particular aspect and often use composite measures when evaluating…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Tan, Cheng Yong – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
The present study examined indirect effects of principal leadership on the mathematics achievement of 254,475 15-year-old students from 10,313 schools in 32 OECD economies. Results showed that the students could be divided into three categories ("Disadvantaged," "Average," and "Privileged") differing in levels of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Disadvantaged, Advantaged, Socioeconomic Status
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Krupp-Schleußner, Valerie; Lehmann-Wermser, Andreas – Music Education Research, 2018
Does extended music education during primary school foster long-term musical participation? What other factors contribute to long-term musical participation? In our study on "Impacts and Long-Term Effects of Musical Participation," we investigate how the German programme "An Instrument for Every Child (JeKi)," which fosters the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Elementary School Students, Early Adolescents
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Pepper, David; Hodgen, Jeremy; Lamesoo, Katri; Kõiv, Pille; Tolboom, Jos – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Cognitive interviewing (CI) provides a method of systematically collecting validity evidence of response processes for questionnaire items. CI involves a range of techniques for prompting individuals to verbalise their responses to items. One such technique is concurrent verbalisation, as developed in Think Aloud Protocol (TAP). This article…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Interviews, Cognitive Processes, Questionnaires
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Zhao, Xueyu; Solano-Flores, Guillermo; Qian, Ming – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
This article addresses test translation review in international test comparisons. We investigated the applicability of the theory of test translation error--a theory of the multidimensionality and inevitability of test translation error--across source language-target language combinations in the translation of PISA (Programme of International…
Descriptors: Translation, Error Patterns, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
Echazarra, Alfonso – OECD Publishing, 2018
In the growing world of digital technology everything is about speed: computer processors have doubled their performance every two years for decades; the future 5G mobile phone generation is predicted to be about 100 times faster than the current 4G and 20 000 times faster than the "ancient" 3G; and, according to the International…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Use, Use Studies, Adolescents
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Gabriel, Florence; Signolet, Jason; Westwell, Martin – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Mathematics competency is fast becoming an essential requirement in ever greater parts of day-to-day work and life. Thus, creating strategies for improving mathematics learning in students is a major goal of education research. However, doing so requires an ability to look at many aspects of mathematics learning, such as demographics and…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics Instruction, Numeracy, Models
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Chirkina, T. A.; Khavenson, T. E. – Russian Education & Society, 2018
School climate is one of the significant factors determining educational achievement. However, the lack of instruments to measure it has complicated the study of this concept in Russia. We review the history of the study of the concept of "school climate," and we discuss approaches to how it can be defined. We describe the most widely…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Definitions, Measurement, Questionnaires
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Layman, Eric. W. – Global Education Review, 2018
Will my children's creativity be hindered if I place them within the rigidity of an East Asian school? Conversely, could my children's math and science skills benefit from the high expectations of an East Asian curriculum and teacher? The purpose of this study is two-fold. Firstly, it aims to demonstrate that comparison between Eastern and Western…
Descriptors: Educational Background, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests, Achievement Tests
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Jules, Tavis D.; Sundberg, Kelly Cebold – Global Education Review, 2018
This study uses a quantitative content analysis of learning competences -- as described and prescribed in 21st century frameworks -- and those competences evaluated by international assessments to explore the nexus between recommendation and reality. In drawing insights from the theoretical underpinnings of human capital theory we argue, with…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Creativity, Competence, Content Analysis
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Gökbulut, Yasin; Eren, Zeynep – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In this research, the effect of using learning logs in the learning of length subjects of primary school fourth graders was investigated. The study group was composed of 35 state primary school students, determined by an easily accessible sampling method in the province of Tokat in 2014-2015 academic years. The method of the study is an…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries, Reflection
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