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Ciascai, Liliana; Dulama, Maria-Eliza – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2013
The results of Romanian students at international comparative TIMSS and PISA tests have constantly proven to be unsatisfactory. The present paper aims at analyzing the school syllabi "Mathematics and Environment exploration", "Environmental Education" and "Natural Sciences" studied during primary education in Romania…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Science Process Skills, Elementary School Science
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Dowd, Amy Jo; Pisani, Lauren – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
Children's reading skill development is influenced by availability of reading materials, reading habits and opportunity to read. Save the Children's Literacy Boost data have replicated this finding across numerous developing contexts. Meanwhile international large-scale reading assessments do not capture detail on current home literacy. The…
Descriptors: International Programs, Measurement, Reading Tests, Literacy
Ricks, Elizabeth Danielle – ProQuest LLC, 2012
According to the 2006 Program for International Assessment (PISA), the United States is behind their international counterparts in the areas of mathematics and science. (Darling-Hammond, 2010). The Unites States is at a critical point in developing future leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. In preparing students for a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Best Practices, Mathematics Achievement, Kindergarten