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Burroughs, Nathan; Chudgar, Amita – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
Does teacher quality differ within and between countries, and how are measures of teacher quality related to instructional alignment and instructional time in mathematics? Fourth-grade classroom data from the IEA's Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015 revealed that although measures of teacher quality were only weakly related to…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teacher Effectiveness, Grade 4, Achievement Tests
Katschnig, Tamara; Hastedt, Dirk – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
School safety is an important factor in schools. Data from the IEA's Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) indicate that perceptions of school safety are directly related to academic success. School safety seems to be particularly relevant for immigrant students, as their perceptions of safety appear to be more strongly…
Descriptors: School Safety, Immigrants, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2017
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world's leading educational research centres. ACER's mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the life span. This annual report describes ACER's milestones and accomplishments for the 2015-2016…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Gillan, Kevin; Mellor, Suzanne; Krakouer, Jacynta – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2017
In 2004 the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) published an Australian Education Review (AER) on Indigenous Education: "The Case for Change: A review of contemporary research on Indigenous education outcomes," AER 47 (Mellor & Corrigan, 2004). In the 13 years since its publication, the state of Indigenous education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Equal Education, Access to Education
Hillman, Kylie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2017
Surveys like the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) enable educators, policymakers and the wider community to compare Australian students with each other, as well as their counterparts across the world. Media coverage of the most recent PISA and TIMSS reports for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Teacher Student Relationship, Achievement Tests
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Meinck, Sabine; Cortes, Diego; Tieck, Sabine – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2017
Survey participation rates can have a direct impact on the validity of the data collected since nonresponse always holds the risk of bias. Therefore, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) has set very high standards for minimum survey participation rates. Nonresponse in IEA studies varies between studies…
Descriptors: Response Rates (Questionnaires), Bias, Educational Assessment, Questionnaires
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Bofah, Emmanuel Adu-tutu; Hannula, Markku S. – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2017
In large scale international assessment studies, questionnaires are typical used to query students' home possessions. Composite scores are computed from responses to the home resource questionnaires and are used as a measure of family socioeconomic background in achievement comparison or for statistical control. This paper deals with profiling the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status, International Assessment, Scores
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Braun, Henry; von Davier, Matthias – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2017
Background: Economists are making increasing use of measures of student achievement obtained through large-scale survey assessments such as NAEP, TIMSS, and PISA. The construction of these measures, employing plausible value (PV) methodology, is quite different from that of the more familiar test scores associated with assessments such as the SAT…
Descriptors: Scores, Test Use, Measurement, Psychometrics
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Wendt, Heike; Kasper, Daniel; Trendtel, Matthias – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2017
Background: Large-scale cross-national studies designed to measure student achievement use different social, cultural, economic and other background variables to explain observed differences in that achievement. Prior to their inclusion into a prediction model, these variables are commonly scaled into latent background indices. To allow…
Descriptors: Measurement, Achievement Tests, Cultural Differences, Socioeconomic Influences
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Hwang, Jihyun; Runnalls, Cristina; Bhansali, Sneha; Navaandamba, Khajidsuren; Choi, Kyong Mi – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
This study investigated differences between the US and Finland in terms of how students' attitude is related to mathematical reasoning skills through the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011. Attitude towards mathematics was observed via 3 TIMSS contextual variables: liking mathematics, valuing mathematics, and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Hamilton, Mary – Critical Studies in Education, 2017
This paper examines how international, large-scale skills assessments (ILSAs) engage with the broader societies they seek to serve and improve. It looks particularly at the discursive work that is done by different interest groups and the media through which the findings become part of public conversations and are translated into usable form in…
Descriptors: Measurement, Foreign Countries, Surveys, Educational Policy
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Traynor, Anne – Applied Measurement in Education, 2017
It has long been argued that U.S. states' differential performance on nationwide assessments may reflect differences in students' opportunity to learn the tested content that is primarily due to variation in curricular content standards, rather than in instructional quality or educational investment. To quantify the effect of differences in…
Descriptors: Test Items, Difficulty Level, State Standards, Academic Standards
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Li, Yajuan; Palma, Marco A.; Xu, Zhicheng Phil – Education Economics, 2017
We present a plausible causal analysis of the impact of playing after school on academic performance and investigate parental support as a potential channel. We exploit the data from the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Survey to evaluate the effects by using a propensity score matching approach. The results show that playing…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Influences, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement
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Kim, Youngran – Education Economics, 2017
This paper examines the causal effects of autonomy over teacher hiring on student math and science achievement using the random student assignment policy implemented in Korea. Under this policy, students were randomly assigned to different schools within their school districts which equalized the compositions of student bodies across schools.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Program Implementation, Foreign Countries
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Takashiro, Naomi – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2017
The author examined the simultaneous influence of Japanese middle school student and school socioeconomic status (SES) on student math achievement with two-level multilevel analysis models by utilizing the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) Japan data sets. The theoretical framework used in this study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Middle School Students, Socioeconomic Status
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