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Zhao, Xueyu; Solano-Flores, Guillermo; Qian, Ming – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
This article addresses test translation review in international test comparisons. We investigated the applicability of the theory of test translation error--a theory of the multidimensionality and inevitability of test translation error--across source language-target language combinations in the translation of PISA (Programme of International…
Descriptors: Translation, Error Patterns, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
Echazarra, Alfonso – OECD Publishing, 2018
In the growing world of digital technology everything is about speed: computer processors have doubled their performance every two years for decades; the future 5G mobile phone generation is predicted to be about 100 times faster than the current 4G and 20 000 times faster than the "ancient" 3G; and, according to the International…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Use, Use Studies, Adolescents
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Gabriel, Florence; Signolet, Jason; Westwell, Martin – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Mathematics competency is fast becoming an essential requirement in ever greater parts of day-to-day work and life. Thus, creating strategies for improving mathematics learning in students is a major goal of education research. However, doing so requires an ability to look at many aspects of mathematics learning, such as demographics and…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics Instruction, Numeracy, Models
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Chirkina, T. A.; Khavenson, T. E. – Russian Education & Society, 2018
School climate is one of the significant factors determining educational achievement. However, the lack of instruments to measure it has complicated the study of this concept in Russia. We review the history of the study of the concept of "school climate," and we discuss approaches to how it can be defined. We describe the most widely…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Definitions, Measurement, Questionnaires
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Layman, Eric. W. – Global Education Review, 2018
Will my children's creativity be hindered if I place them within the rigidity of an East Asian school? Conversely, could my children's math and science skills benefit from the high expectations of an East Asian curriculum and teacher? The purpose of this study is two-fold. Firstly, it aims to demonstrate that comparison between Eastern and Western…
Descriptors: Educational Background, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests, Achievement Tests
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Jules, Tavis D.; Sundberg, Kelly Cebold – Global Education Review, 2018
This study uses a quantitative content analysis of learning competences -- as described and prescribed in 21st century frameworks -- and those competences evaluated by international assessments to explore the nexus between recommendation and reality. In drawing insights from the theoretical underpinnings of human capital theory we argue, with…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Creativity, Competence, Content Analysis
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Pensiero, Nicola; Green, Andy – European Journal of Education, 2018
This article analyses the contribution of post-compulsory education and training systems to the development of literacy and numeracy skills across OECD countries. While there is extensive cross-country comparative research on the effects of primary and lower secondary education systems on aggregate skills levels, there has been little comparative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students, Achievement Tests
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Grund, Simon; Lüdtke, Oliver; Robitzsch, Alexander – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2018
Multiple imputation (MI) can be used to address missing data at Level 2 in multilevel research. In this article, we compare joint modeling (JM) and the fully conditional specification (FCS) of MI as well as different strategies for including auxiliary variables at Level 1 using either their manifest or their latent cluster means. We show with…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Data, Comparative Analysis, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Meggiolaro, Silvia – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
This study investigates the importance of information and communication technology (ICT) use in the mathematics achievement scores of Italian secondary school students, with particular attention paid to the role of gender in the ICT-maths performance relationship. Data from the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment study allow to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences, Technology Uses in Education
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Jerrim, John; Micklewright, John; Heine, Jorg-Henrik; Salzer, Christine; McKeown, Caroline – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an important cross-national study of 15-year-olds' academic knowledge and skills. Educationalists and public policymakers eagerly await the tri-annual results, with particular interest in whether their country has moved up or slid down the international rankings, as compared to earlier…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Chankseliani, Maia, Ed.; Silova, Iveta, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2018
This volume revisits the book edited by David Phillips and Michael Kaser in 1992, entitled "Education and Economic Change in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union" (https://doi.org/10.15730/books.42). Two and a half decades later, this volume reflects on how post-socialist countries have engaged with what Phillips and Kaser called…
Descriptors: Educational History, Social Systems, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy
McAleavy, Tony; Ha, Tran Thai; Fitzpatrick, Rachael – Education Development Trust, 2018
Vietnam's government schools have attracted a great deal of international attention since the publication of the 2012 PISA student tests: Vietnamese students performed particularly well in science, ranking eighth globally out of 65 participating jurisdictions; Vietnam maintained this position in 2015. The Education Development Trust partnered with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Freire, Flávia Magalhães; Lima, Daniela da Costa Britto Pereira – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The present paper aims to analyze the trajectory of the Walt Whitman Rostow's modernization theory (1960), the theoretical foundation of the Alliance for Progress, as well as the unfolding of this theory in what Afonso [1] names as the Evaluative State in education. This paper draws upon the works of Afonso [1]; Dale [12]; Gaio [9]; Latham [4];…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Standardized Tests, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Ababneh, Emad G.; Abdel Samad, Manal M. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The gender gap in achievement is one of the main challenges that face the educational system in Jordan. Since 1989, educational reform plans have attempted to reduce gender gap in achievement. However, the gender gap in science achievement according to PISA 2015 was higher than that of other participating countries. This study aimed to show the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Science Achievement, Achievement Tests
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Melkonian, Michael; Areepattamannil, Shaljan – Educational Studies, 2018
The study examined the impact of students' absolute age-position at the time of testing by grade level and gender on their achieved level of mathematics, reading and science performance. An analysis was conducted based on a sample of 11,500 15-year-old pupils in the United Arab Emirates who participated in the OECD's Programme for International…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Age Differences, Instructional Program Divisions, Gender Differences
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