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Ost, Ben; Gangopadhyaya, Anuj; Schiman, Jeffrey C. – Education Economics, 2017
Studies using tests scores as the dependent variable often report point estimates in student standard deviation units. We note that a standard deviation is not a standard unit of measurement since the distribution of test scores can vary across contexts. As such, researchers should be cautious when interpreting differences in the numerical size of…
Descriptors: Scores, Statistical Analysis, Measurement, Computation
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Said, Ziad – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Science education reform in Qatar has had limited success. In the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS), Qatari 4th and 8th grade students have shown progress in science achievement, but they remain significantly below the international average. Also, in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Qatari…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Change, Problem Based Learning, Questionnaires
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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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Li, Hongli – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2016
Drawing on the programme for international student assessment 2009 US data-set, this study examines the relationship between formative assessment and students' reading achievement using a structural equation modelling approach. We find that formative assessment is positively related to students' reading achievement directly and indirectly (through…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Kaleli-Yilmaz, Gül; Hanci, Alper – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
The aim of this study is to determine how the TIMSS mathematics success of the 8th grade students differentiates according to the school type, gender, mathematics report mark, parents' education level, cognitive domains and cognitive domains by gender. Relational survey method was used in the study. Six-hundred fifty two 8th grade students…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
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Pennisi, Aline; Argentin, Gianluca; Abbiati, Giovanni; Caputo, Andrea – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This work summarizes the results of two randomized control trails (RCTs) aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of a professional development program for lower secondary school math teachers. The program, called M@t.abel, was financed by the Ministry of Education in Southern Italy with EU funds. It lasts a full school year and it is based on formal…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers
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Tsai, Chun-Yen – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
The scientific competencies advocated by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) focus on the abilities needed in students' adult lives. This study investigated how such scientific competencies could be improved by using online argumentation. One hundred and thirty-eight 8th grade high school students took part in the study, with…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Scores, Science Tests, Achievement Tests
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
Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2015
This study documents the magnitude of the gaps in student performance for public school students in Pennsylvania and estimates the economic consequences of those education performance gaps. Although Pennsylvania is one of the top-scoring states on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on average, the achievement gaps between…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Public Schools, Economic Factors, Racial Differences
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Marsh, Herbert W.; Abduljabbar, Adel Salah; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Parker, Philip; Abdelfattah, Faisal; Nagengast, Benjamin; Abu-Hilal, Maher M. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Extensive support for the seemingly paradoxical negative effects of school- and class-average achievement on academic self-concept (ASC)-the big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLPE)--is based largely on secondary students in Western countries or on cross-cultural Program for International Student Assessment studies. There is little research testing the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Secondary School Students, Social Influences, Elementary School Students
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Raufelder, Diana; Sahabandu, Diomira; Martínez, Guadalupe Sánchez; Escobar, Victoria – Educational Psychology, 2015
It is well known that teachers frequently observe a decline in the scholastic motivation of many adolescent students, which in turn is often associated with a decline in students' individual school self-concept. In contrast, less is known about the association between students' individual school self-concept and school engagement, or the related…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Bawaneh, Ali Khalid Ali; Nurulazam Md Zain, Ahmad; Salmiza, Saleh – European Journal of Physics Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Herrmann Whole Brain Teaching Method over conventional teaching method on eight graders in their understanding of simple electric circuits in Jordan. Participants (N = 273 students; M = 139, F = 134) were randomly selected from Bani Kenanah region-North of Jordan and randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Brain, Electronics