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Ward, Michael – OECD Publishing, 2018
Building on the experience of working with middle-income countries in PISA since 2000, and in an effort to respond to the emerging demand for PISA to cater to a wider range of countries, the OECD launched the PISA for Development (PISA-D) initiative in 2014. This one-off pilot project, spanning six years, aims to make the assessment more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2018
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world's leading educational research centres. ACER's mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the life span. This annual report describes ACER's milestones and accomplishments for the 2016-2017…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Annual Reports, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
O'Keeffe, Lisa; White, Bruce; Panizzon, Debra; Elliott, Katrina; Semmens, Alex – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Studies, such as Programme for International Student Assessment 2012, indicate that there are gender based differences in measures of mathematics anxiety, self-concept and self-efficacy among students. In this study we explore self-efficacy, self-concept and mathematics anxiety in a sample of Year 7 and 8 South Australian students to examine if…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Yaffe, Yosi; Burg, David – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
One of the most prominent comparative international tests in recent years is conducted by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which is used to assess students' literacy in Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, and Science. Israel has taken part in these assessments from its inception, and since then it has been gradually…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Avvisati, Francesco; Cherian, Michelle; Encinas-Martin, Marta; Fitzpatrick, Manuela; Pacileo, Bonaventura; Toledo, Diana – OECD Publishing, 2018
Ibero-America is a land of untapped potential. The region is young, facing a unique demographic opportunity. This demographic bonus opens a window of opportunity for inclusive growth in the region, with equitable and high-quality education being a potential driver of domestic growth to support future progress. The social and economic progress of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Borgonovi, Francesca – OECD Publishing, 2018
The ability of societies to preserve social cohesion in the presence of large migration flows depends on their capacity to integrate immigrants. Education can help immigrants acquire skills and contribute to the host-country economy; it can also foster immigrants' social and emotional well-being and sustain their motivation to participate in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Well Being, Immigrants, Comparative Analysis
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Parker, Philip D.; Marsh, Herbert W.; Guo, Jiesi; Anders, Jake; Shure, Nikki; Dicke, Theresa – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
In this paper, we develop an information distortion model (IDM) of social class differences in self-beliefs and values. The IDM combines psychological biases on frame-of-reference effects with sociological foci on ability stratification. This combination is hypothesized to lead to working-class children having more positive math self-beliefs and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Academic Aspiration, Social Class, Longitudinal Studies
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Sellar, Sam; Lingard, Bob – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
This paper examines the impact of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in two national policy contexts: Canada and Australia. Drawing on theories of globalisation and affect, the paper explores 'catalyst data' and its effects in these contexts to show how affective…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Yeasmin, Nafisa; Uusiautti, Satu – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2018
International student achievement comparisons have aroused interest widely across the world. Finland dominated the comparisons for a long time but now Asian countries have fared better. Both countries studied have faced abundant immigration, which has changed the student groups. In this article, we compare two quite different top countries:…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Academic Aspiration
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van der Berg, Servaas – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Few developing countries participate in external educational evaluations. Information gaps on education quality make it imperative to expand such evaluations. Furthermore, international comparability across different evaluations should be improved. In addition, data from evaluations must be combined with data on access or coverage. Finally,…
Descriptors: International Education, Developing Nations, Outcomes of Education, Socioeconomic Status
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Tobishima, Shuji – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2018
This paper examines the influence of single parenthood on children's academic achievement in Japan. While some studies have examined the academic achievement gap associated with family structure, a limitation of existing research is the focus on differences between the mean levels of academic achievement of children in single-parent and two-parent…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Regression (Statistics)
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Uysal, Sengul; Banoglu, Koksal – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
This study aims to analyse the relationship between students' mathematics achievement in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 and the instructional climate-related factors in the index of principals' perceptions (learning hindrance, teacher morale and teacher intention). As preliminary analysis procedure, the chi-squared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Environment, Administrator Attitudes
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Chiao, Chi; Chiu, Chiung-Hui – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2018
To find out if information and communication technology (ICT) could narrow the achievement gaps among students caused by variations in their socioeconomic status, this study examines the mediating mechanism of ICT use between students' socioeconomic status (SES) and achievement. Data from the 2012 East Asia Program for International Student…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement
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Lewis, Steven – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article examines emerging techniques of educational governance--based on time, difference and potential--enabled by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's PISA-based Test for Schools ('PISA for Schools'). I show how PISA for Schools facilitates the production of difference through comparative test data, allowing educators…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Brunner, Martin; Keller, Ulrich; Wenger, Marina; Fischbach, Antoine; Lüdtke, Oliver – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
To plan group-randomized trials where treatment conditions are assigned to schools, researchers need design parameters that provide information about between-school differences in outcomes as well as the amount of variance that can be explained by covariates at the student (L1) and school (L2) levels. Most previous research has offered these…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Psychological Patterns, Learning Strategies
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