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Lavrijsen, Jeroen; Nicaise, Ides – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2016
One of the important differences between educational systems from different countries is the age at which students are placed into separate tracks. We examined the effects of the age at which tracking occurred on student achievement in a comparative perspective, making use of recent waves of three internationally standardized student assessments…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Equal Education, Academic Achievement, Comparative Education
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Gao, Su; Wang, Jian – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Students' frequent exposure to inquiry-based science teaching is presumed more effective than their exposure to traditional didactic instruction in helping improve competence in content knowledge and problem solving. Framed through theoretical perspectives of inquiry-based instruction and culturally relevant pedagogy, this study examines this…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Active Learning, Culturally Relevant Education
Ermeling, Bradley A.; Graff-Ermeling, Genevieve – Educational Leadership, 2016
More than a decade ago, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Studies observed that teachers in the United States focused more on "high-interest activities" (games, dramatic presentations, humor, and so on) than on the development of challenging concepts. Since then, the authors have worked with many teaching teams to shift…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Mastery Learning, Sequential Approach, Instructional Design
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Alkiyumi, Mohammed Talib – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This article reviews the history of intelligence measurement in the Sultanate of Oman, based on different aspects of historical evidence. These intelligence measurements have been used to describe activities of the Omani citizens. Since there is no unique Omani intelligence test, researchers conducted studies to standardize different intelligence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence, Intelligence Tests, Standardized Tests
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Lee, Gang; Kim, Yanghee – Journal of International Education Research, 2016
To identify ways that national culture, school characteristics, and individual attributes impact the victimization of students in Grade 8, data from the United States and three East Asian countries (i.e., Japan, S. Korea, and Taiwan) were compared using the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Hierarchical Liner…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement
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Cox, Cristián; Meckes, Lorena – Research Papers in Education, 2016
Since the 1990s, Chile has participated in all major international large-scale assessment studies (ILSAs) of the IEA and OECD, as well as the regional ones conducted by UNESCO in Latin America, after it had been involved in the very first international Science Study in 1970-1971. This article examines the various ways in which these studies have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Ababneh, Emad; Al-Tweissi, Ahmad; Abulibdeh, Khattab – Research Papers in Education, 2016
Jordan has participated in international large-scale assessments (LSAs) since 1991 and in most of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Studies (TIMSS) as well as the Programme for International Student Assessments (PISA). After a short description of education system and policy-making context in the country, this article provides an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Schmidt, William H.; Burroughs, Nathan A. – Research Papers in Education, 2016
The authors review the influence of state, national and international large-scale assessments (LSAs) on education policy and research. They distinguish between two main uses of LSAs: as a means for conducting research that informs educational reform and LSAs as a tool for implementing standards and enforcing accountability. The authors discuss the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Policy, Student Evaluation, Group Testing
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Alpyssov, Akan; Mukanova, Zhazira; Kireyeva, Assel; Sakenov, Janat; Kervenev, Kabylgazy – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The article describes the possibilities and the main directions of development of intellectual activity in teaching mathematics in school. The aims and specific features of application of international comparative TIMSS and PISA studies, as well as their results in the field of mathematics education in relation to the pupils in Kazakhstan are…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Abazaoglu, Ilkay; Aztekin, Serdar – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Teacher motivation is one of the factors that affect the realization of the teaching objectives, motivation and academic achievement of student. This study aimed to answer to the question "How is the relation between the students' academic (sciences and mathematics) achievement and teachers' morale/motivation in Singapore, Japan, Finland and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Motivation, Statistical Analysis, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Lay, Yoon Fah; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
TIMSS routinely presents very powerful evidence showing that students with more positive motivation toward learning science have substantially higher achievement. The results from TIMSS 2011 are consistent with previous assessments. This study explored the predictive effects of motivation toward learning science on science achievement among…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Noyes, Andrew; Adkins, Michael – Research in Mathematics Education, 2016
The UK Government has set a goal that the "vast majority" of students in England will be studying mathematics to the age of 18 by the end of the decade. The policy levers for achieving this goal include new Core Maths qualifications, designed for over 200,000 students who have achieved good grades at the age of 16 but then opt out of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Surveys, Late Adolescents, Student Attitudes
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Fang, Zheng; Xu, Xianxuan; Grant, Leslie W.; Stronge, James H.; Ward, Thomas J. – Creativity Research Journal, 2016
Using Hofstede's culture dimensions and World Values Survey (WVS) dimensions, the study uses a series of multiple regressions to explore the relationship among national culture, creativity as measured by patents, economic productivity as measured by gross domestic product per capita, and student achievement as measured by Trends in International…
Descriptors: Creativity, Productivity, Surveys, Multiple Regression Analysis
Piacentini, Mario; Monticone, Chiara – OECD Publishing, 2016
More than ever, students need to engage with mathematics concepts, think quantitatively and analytically, and communicate using mathematics. All these skills are central to a young person's preparedness to tackle problems that arise at work and in life beyond the classroom. But the reality is that many students are not familiar with basic…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
Yilmaz, Gül Kaleli; Koparan, Timur; Hanci, Alper – Online Submission, 2016
In this study, it is aimed to determination of the relationship between learning styles and TIMSS mathematics achievements of eighth grade students. Correlational research design that is one of the quantitative research methods, was used in this study. The sample of the research consists of 652 8th grade students 347 are male and 305 are female…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Cognitive Style
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