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Swanson, Julie Dingle – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2016
Javits Gifted and Talented Education Program has provided a wealth of knowledge on culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) gifted learners and how to support teachers in their work with CLD students. This study examined five impactful Javits projects through qualitative inquiry centered on how innovative practice takes root or not. Using…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Talent Development, Innovation, Teaching Methods
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Tajudin, Nor'ain Mohd.; Chinnappan, Mohan – International Journal of Instruction, 2016
Students' performances in TIMSS have featured strongly in recent discussions and debates about the quality of mathematical learning outcomes both from teachers and policy makers. Findings of TIMSS trends showed that most high school students in Malaysia continue to perform at less than satisfactory levels, particularly, in tasks that are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Thinking Skills, High School Students
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Law, Nancy; Niederhauser, Dale S.; Christensen, Rhonda; Shear, Linda – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
In this paper we elaborate and extend the work of the EDUsummIT 2015 Thematic Working Group 7 (TWG7) by proposing a set of indicators on quality Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching (TEL&T). These indicators are intended as one component of a set of global indicators that could be used to monitor implementation of the Education 2030…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Information Technology
Chavatzia, Theophania; Engel, Laura; Hastedt, Dirk – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2016
Girls and women, especially the most vulnerable, are more likely to be excluded from education than their male counterparts. Exclusion and gender disparities in access to and performance in education are also observed among immigrant children, with immigrant girls often being the most disadvantaged. Data from the International Association for the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Females, Gender Differences, Gender Bias
Clavel, Jose G.; Crespo, Francisco Javier G.; Méndez, Ildefonso – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2016
The different strategies and methodologies used by teachers in their day-to-day activity may have an impact on the academic performance of their students. Indexes constructed to summarize how teachers address different teaching tasks can be used to quantify the teaching activities' associations with academic results. In the IEA's Trends in…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Science Achievement
Nilsen, Trude; Blömeke, Sigrid; Hansen, Kajsa Yang; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2016
In most countries, students' socioeconomic status (SES) is strongly related to their educational achievement: the higher a student's SES, the higher his or her achievement scores, and vice versa. This lack of equity in student outcomes is of great concern to policy makers because educational achievement should not depend on family background. This…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Developing Nations, Institutional Characteristics
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Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru; Gumus, Emine – Cogent Education, 2016
Professional development for teachers has been a substantial issue in contemporary educational research and policy. Yet, opportunities for professional development activities have been very limited in Turkey. In this study, we examined Turkish teachers' involvement in professional development activities by comparing their participation with the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ari, Sinan; Ünal, Emre – College Student Journal, 2016
The need for and employment of qualified teachers have always been in the agenda since the foundation of our country. It is aimed with this study to reveal the convenience of the Content Knowledge Test for Teaching (CKTT), which was first held in 2014, in terms of the content of the classroom teaching undergraduate programs, general competencies…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Tests, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Competencies
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Long, Haiying – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
This study focuses on "high achievement but low motivation" phenomenon that is prevalent in East Asian countries and districts, and uses eighth graders in Taipei that participated in TIMSS 2007 as an example to examine the direct and indirect effects of academic motivation, positive affect, and instruction on science achievement.…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Science Education, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Yan; Zumbo, Bruno D.; Gustafson, Paul; Huang, Yi; Kroc, Edward; Wu, Amery D. – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2016
A variety of differential item functioning (DIF) methods have been proposed and used for ensuring that a test is fair to all test takers in a target population in the situations of, for example, a test being translated to other languages. However, once a method flags an item as DIF, it is difficult to conclude that the grouping variable (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Test Items, Test Bias, Probability, Scores
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Vebrianto, Rian; Rery, Radjawaly Usman; Osman, Kamisah – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
This research was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of BIOMIND portal in enhancing students' 21st century skills and overcoming their misconceptions in Biology subject. 118 Indonesian high school students were involved in this quasi-experimental study. The experimental group underwent learning experiences using BIOMIND portal whereas the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Biology, Misconceptions, Foreign Countries
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Skaggs, Gary; Wilkins, Jesse L. M.; Hein, Serge F. – International Journal of Testing, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the degree of grain size of the attributes and the sample sizes that can support accurate parameter recovery with the General Diagnostic Model (GDM) for a large-scale international assessment. In this resampling study, bootstrap samples were obtained from the 2003 Grade 8 TIMSS in Mathematics at varying…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Achievement
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Lay, Yoon Fah; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Studies have shown that resources are crucial for improving schooling, perhaps even more so in developing countries than in economically developed countries, where adequate school structures and material resources may be taken for granted. Recent research reviews suggest that computer use continues to grow in mathematics and science instruction,…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Educational Resources, Resource Allocation, Grade 8
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Zapp, Mike; Powell, Justin J. W. – European Educational Research Journal, 2016
Over the past two decades, educational research in Germany has undergone unprecedented changes. Following large-scale assessments such as the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and a political interest in evidence-based policy-making, quality assessment and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Hermeneutics, Humanities, Foreign Countries
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Öztürk-Gübes, Nese; Kelecioglu, Hülya – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of dimensionality, common-item set format, and different scale linking methods on preserving equity property with mixed-format test equating. Item response theory (IRT) true-score equating (TSE) and IRT observed-score equating (OSE) methods were used under common-item nonequivalent groups design.…
Descriptors: Test Format, Item Response Theory, True Scores, Equated Scores
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