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van Hek, Margriet; Kraaykamp, Gerbert; Pelzer, Ben – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
Few studies on male-female inequalities in education have elaborated on whether school characteristics affect girls' and boys' educational performance differently. This study investigated how school resources, being schools' socioeconomic composition, proportion of girls, and proportion of highly educated teachers, and school practices, being…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Reading Achievement, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Resources
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Wong, Tracy K. Y.; Tao, Xi; Konishi, Chiaki – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
This study explored the extent to which teachers' instrumental (i.e., tangible aid to promote learning) and appraisal support (i.e., teacher feedback) enhanced students' achievement in mathematics. Participants included 13,950 fifteen-year-old Canadian students who participated in the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment. Based on…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Feedback (Response), Regression (Statistics)
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O'Reilly, Colm – Gifted Child Today, 2018
This article provides an overview of recent developments in gifted education in Ireland. It highlights changes in attitudes, educational policies, gifted education programs, and research.
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Educational Policy
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Gustafsson, Jan-Eric; Blömeke, Sigrid – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim is to describe the development of achievement in compulsory school in the Nordic countries from the 1960s. The study relies on published results concerning literacy and numeracy from the international large-scale assessments between 1964 and 2012. Among others, the following conclusions are drawn: (1) for most countries, a small but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Educational Development, Educational Trends
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Hopfenbeck, Therese N.; Lenkeit, Jenny; El Masri, Yasmine; Cantrell, Kate; Ryan, Jeanne; Baird, Jo-Anne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
International large-scale assessments are on the rise, with the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) seen by many as having strategic prominence in education policy debates. The present article reviews PISA-related English-language peer-reviewed articles from the programme's first cycle in 2000 to its most current in 2015. Five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Rutkowski, Leslie; Rutkowski, David – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Over time international large-scale assessments have grown in terms of number of studies, cycles, and participating countries, many of which are a heterogeneous mix of economies, languages, cultures, and geography. This heterogeneity has meaningful consequences for comparably measuring both achievement and non-achievement constructs, such as…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
Johansson, Stefan – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Responding to an earlier "Phi Delta Kappan" article, the author rejects the argument that East Asian students' high scores on international educational assessments come at the expense of learning to be creative and entrepreneurial. According to survey research, people in Japan, Korea, and other East Asian nations perceive themselves to…
Descriptors: International Assessment, High Achievement, Scores, Creativity
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Call, Kairen – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Since the publication of results from the first iteration of testing within the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the ensuing media consternation and political rhetoric about teacher quality in education systems around the world, professional standards for teachers have been considered, developed and implemented globally in…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Effectiveness, Achievement Tests
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Bellová, Renata; Melichercíková, Danica; Tomcík, Peter – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: The results of international studies have concluded the low level of science literacy in natural science subjects of Slovak students. These studies also showed that this state can be positively influenced by various innovations, which are implemented into the teaching process of above-mentioned subjects. Purpose: The aim of this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Natural Sciences, Secondary School Students
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Özkan, Yesim Özer; Özaslan, Nesrin – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine the level of achievement of students participating in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003 and PISA 2012 tests in Turkey according to questions in the mathematical literacy test. This study is a descriptive survey. Within the scope of the study, the mathematical literacy test items were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Test Items
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Kousa, P.; Kavonius, R.; Aksela, M. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
The aims of this study were to determine low-achieving students' attitudes towards chemistry and how the attitudes differ within a low achieving group. The most preferred teaching methods were also defined. Empirical data (n = 2949) were collected by stratified sampling from fifteen-year-old Finnish lower-secondary school students as part of a…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Student Attitudes, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Takayama, Keita – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
To remove cultural bias is critical for the legitimacy of Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) as an internationally reliable academic assessment. Since its inception, PISA has made extensive effort to address this issue by putting in place a range of methodological and procedural measures to ensure its test fairness. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Özkan, Metin; Balci, Suphi; Kayan, Selman; Is, Engin – International Education Studies, 2018
The objective of the study was to make a comparison among the two countries according to the level of sufficiency of educational resources and to determine the accuracy level at which variables related to educational resources can classify the schools on the basis of countries. Relational survey model was used. The sample group of the study was…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Educational Quality, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Lätsch, Alexander – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
According to Bronfenbrenner's socio-ecological model, school is an essential microsystem of the developing child. Schools provide important developmental contexts for children and adolescents, as they constitute environments that might either foster or evoke students' emotional instability. In particular, less is known about the precise and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Student Surveys, Questionnaires
Agasisti, Tommaso; Avvisati, Francesco; Borgonovi, Francesca; Longobardi, Sergio – OECD Publishing, 2018
Resilience refers to the capacity of individuals to prosper despite encountering adverse circumstances. This paper defines academic resilience as the ability of 15-year-old students from disadvantaged backgrounds to perform at a certain level in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in reading, mathematics and science that…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Resilience (Psychology), Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement
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