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Ustun, Ulas; Eryilmaz, Ali – Online Submission, 2018
Finnish students have been showing outstanding achievement in each domain since the very first The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2000. Finland has consistently been not only one of the top achievers but one of the countries with exceptional educational equity as well. In other words, very high literacy scores are just…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Ozmusul, Mustafa, Ed. – Online Submission, 2018
These proceedings contain the abstracts of papers of EDUSREF 2018, which was held in Ankara, Turkey on 6-7 April 2018. Establishing in 2018 as a scientific initiative; Education, Society & Reform Research (EDUSREF-2018) is an International Conference that aims to bridge the knowledge gap, promote social research esteem, and produce democratic…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Social Systems, Social Integration
Ayvalli, Merve; Biçak, Bayram – Online Submission, 2018
The aim of this study is to investigate the measurement invariance of PISA 2012 mathematical literacy among the OECD member countries, and gender and region groups in Turkey. Among cognitive test booklets implemented in PISA 2012, booklet 8 which was used commonly by all countries was selected for this correlational survey study. The study was…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Error of Measurement, Gender Differences, Geographic Regions
Yavuz Mumcu, Hayal; Aktürk, Tolga – Online Submission, 2017
The aim of this study is to address and analyse pre-service teachers' mathematical reasoning skills in relation to mathematical thinking processes. For these purposes, pre-service teachers' mathematical reasoning skills namely generalising/abstraction/modelling, ratiocination, development and creative thinking skills and the relationships among…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Thinking Skills, Mathematical Logic, Preservice Teachers
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Finch, W. Holmes; Marchant, Gregory J. – Online Submission, 2017
A recursive partitioning model approach in the form of classification and regression trees (CART) was used with 2012 PISA data for five countries (Canada, Finland, Germany, Singapore-China, and the Unites States). The objective of the study was to determine demographic and educational variables that differentiated between low SES student that were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Atmacasoy, Abdullah – Online Submission, 2017
Against the backdrop of PISA 2015 results, the aim of this study is to review basic structures of German education system by exploring curriculum development process, key features of each educational level and teacher education in order to grasp how Germany has amended her poor performance after PISA 2000 and persistently improved the quality of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum Development, Teacher Education
Carter, Bruce J. – Online Submission, 2017
A problem recognized in the United States is that a K-12 public education in urban communities is more likely to support existing patterns of inequality than to serve as a pathway to opportunity. The specific focus of this research was on the poor academic performance in U.S. K-12 urban communities. Using Benet's polarities of democracy theory as…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Statistical Analysis, Benchmarking, Achievement Tests
Kandemir, Anil – Online Submission, 2017
This paper discusses Singapore education system as a whole including primary, secondary and high school cycles, and tries to examine the country status in PISA 2015. It also aims to reach various conclusions by examining science and mathematics curriculum, teaching strategies, teacher education of Singapore. The paper discusses the success of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement
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Yildirim, Ozen – Online Submission, 2017
Reading comprehension skills is in the basic skills that are tried to gain in students. It is likely that a person who has not reached the reading comprehension skill will face many difficulties, whether in daily life or professional life. In the study, the characteristics of school environment of different countries have been determined and the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Cross Cultural Studies, School Size, Foreign Countries
Schleicher, Andreas – Online Submission, 2016
The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) provides a framework in which over 80 countries collaborate to build advanced global metrics to assess the knowledge, skills and character attributes of the students. The design of assessments poses major conceptual and technical challenges, as successful learning. Beyond a sound…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Educational Methods, Educational Policy, Minimum Competency Testing
Kiray, S. Ahmet; Gok, Bilge; Bozkir, A. Selman – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this article is to identify the order of significance of the variables that affect science and mathematics achievement in middle school students. For this aim, the study deals with the relationship between science and math in terms of different angles using the perspectives of multiple causes-single effect and of multiple…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Information Retrieval, Data Analysis
Kömek, Emre; Yagiz, Dursun; Kurt, Murat – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this study is to analyze scientific literacy levels relevant to science and technology classes among gifted students that participate in scientific activities at science and art centers. This study investigated whether there was a significant difference in scientific literacy levels among gifted students according to the areas of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Academically Gifted, Science Education
Lukaš, Mirko; Samardžic, Darko – Online Submission, 2015
Numerous researches have demonstrated the enormous role of teachers in achievements of students. Educated and motivated teacher that cares about the success of students devotes more effort to preparing the lesson and thus provides the students better conditions for achieving results. The problem occurs when teachers are not equally qualified,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Admission Criteria, College Admission
Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Magal Royo, Teresa; Barcena Madera, Elena – Online Submission, 2015
Over the few years, computer based language testing has become prevailing worldwide. The number of institutions the use computers as the main means of delivery has increased dramatically. Many students face each day tests for well-known high-stakes decisions which imply the knowledge and ability to use technology to provide evidence of language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, High Stakes Tests, Language Tests
Klecker, Beverly M. – Online Submission, 2014
This paper describes a secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scores by gender. Data were national public 4th- and 8th-grade reading scores from composite and subscales for 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. Twelfth-grade scores for composite and literary experience from 2005, 2009, and 2013 and gain…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Scores
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