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Loveless, Tom – Brookings Institution, 2016
The 2016 edition of the Brown Center Report (BCR) is number five in the third volume and the 15th issue overall. As is customary, this year's BCR contains three studies. Part one is on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and instruction in math and reading. National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data indicate that nonfiction is…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Advanced Placement Programs
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Stephens, Maria; Landeros, Katherine; Perkins, Robert; Tang, Judy H. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015 is the sixth administration of this international comparative study since 1995 when first administered. TIMSS is used to compare over time the mathematics and science knowledge and skills of fourth- and eighth-graders. TIMSS is designed to align broadly with mathematics and…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education
Council of the Great City Schools, 2015
This report measures trends in performance among urban schools receiving federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) awards as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Council of the Great City Schools aims to document how member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools implemented SIG and specifically what…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
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Owings, William A.; Kaplan, Leslie S.; Volman, Monique – Journal of Education Finance, 2015
Using an equity perspective, this article compares the education systems of the United States and the Netherlands. Existing data examining student demographics, the organizational structures, curricula, funding, and student outcomes are examined. The Netherlands appears to be getting a "bigger bang for their buck." We make the case that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Equal Education, Educational Practices
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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
Pane, Natalia E. – Child Trends, 2014
This report shows significant gains in math achievement by Hispanic fourth- and eighth-graders across the nation--the equivalent of one grade level in the last ten years (2003-3013). Using data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Child Trends reviewed and compared fourth and eighth grade math scores in the nation, states, large…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gains, Grade 4
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Griffore, Robert J.; Phenice, Lillian A.; Hsieh, Meng-Chuan – Journal of Research in Education, 2014
It is generally expected that funds invested in public instruction will strengthen pupil achievement. Similarly, it is expected that enrollments of young children in preschool education should lead to higher achievement. In a trend analysis, we examined three variables as predictors of grade 8 achievement in 2007: (1) state expenditures per…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Educational Finance, Academic Achievement, Public Education
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Sandilands, Debra; Oliveri, Maria Elena; Zumbo, Bruno D.; Ercikan, Kadriye – International Journal of Testing, 2013
International large-scale assessments of achievement often have a large degree of differential item functioning (DIF) between countries, which can threaten score equivalence and reduce the validity of inferences based on comparisons of group performances. It is important to understand potential sources of DIF to improve the validity of future…
Descriptors: Validity, Measures (Individuals), International Studies, Foreign Countries
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Huang, Min-Hsiung – Comparative Education Review, 2013
As more primary and secondary students worldwide seek after-school tutoring in academic subjects, concerns are being raised about whether after-school tutoring can raise average test scores without widening the variability in student performance, and whether students of certain ability levels may benefit more than others from after-school…
Descriptors: After School Education, Tutoring, Student Participation, Mathematics Education
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Long, Tiffani; Bonds-Raacke, Jennifer M. – Reading Improvement, 2012
Literature on age of entry into formal education is inconsistent at best in determining if early or late entry impacts the educational experience in positive or negative ways. The purpose of the current study was to add to the literature by examining the relationship between age of entry into formal education and participation in the Accelerated…
Descriptors: School Entrance Age, Educational Experience, Context Effect, Elementary School Students
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Provasnik, Stephen; Kastberg, David; Ferraro, David; Lemanski, Nita; Roey, Stephen; Jenkins, Frank – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an international comparative study of student achievement. TIMSS 2011 represents the fifth such study since TIMSS was first conducted in 1995. Developed and implemented at the international level by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Science Tests
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 is the fifth administration of this international comparative study since 1995 when first administered. TIMSS is used to compare over time the mathematics and science knowledge and skills of fourth- and eighth-graders. TIMSS is designed to align broadly with mathematics and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Science Tests
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Thompson, Sheila; Provasnik, Stephen; Kastberg, David; Ferraro, David; Lemanski, Nita; Roey, Stephen; Jenkins, Frank – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is an international comparative study of student achievement. In 2011, PIRLS was administered to nationally representative samples of 4th-grade students in 53 education systems around the world. The PIRLS assessment measures student performance on a combined reading literacy scale, as…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Scores
Rohrman, Susan T. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined the effectiveness of a pilot program utilizing practice standardized test questions for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in an economically disadvantaged school and evaluated the impact of the pilot program on pre- and post-test practice tests in language arts literacy and on the 2009 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Pilot Projects, Economically Disadvantaged, Standardized Tests
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
This report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) presents results from the Trial Urban District Assessment in science. Science results are based on representative samples of fourth- and eighth-grade public school students from the 17 urban districts that volunteered to participate in the 2009 assessment. Between 900 and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Science Tests, National Competency Tests, Measures (Individuals)
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