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Cheung, Wai Ming; Huang, Yanli; Tsang, Hector W. H. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
Hong Kong attained champion of the PIRLS 2011 that aroused keen interest in understanding the underlying reasons of a non-alphabetic language. The study aimed at unravelling various aspects of the student and home factors which contributed to remarkable Chinese reading performance. Totally 3,875 students from 132 primary schools completed the…
Descriptors: Chinese, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students, Structural Equation Models
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Meinck, Sabine; Stancel-Piatak, Agnes; Eraydin, Ipek – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
The acquisition of early literacy skills prior to school can positively influence later educational outcomes. However, children from culturally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds often lack stimulating educational activities at home. This analysis provides empirical evidence for 31 education systems on the association between parental…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests
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Cockrell, Jed; Olson, George H. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
While prior research has examined relationships between grades and test scores (e.g., Brennan, Kim, Wenz-Gross & Siperstein, 2001; Ross & Kostuch, 2011), this study examined the influence of students' gender on the relationship between grades, what teacher "expected" students to score on end-of-grade or end-of-course (EOG/EOC)…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Correlation, Grades (Scholastic), Scores
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Martinelli, Victor – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
This study considers the issue of weak literacy development and early school leaving in Malta. In spite of a lack of a direct or indirect causal link between the two, in the case of Malta these issues seem to be almost exclusively specific to children attending the State school. Children from the Church and the Independent sectors are minimally…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Parent Background, Educational Attainment
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Reeger, Adam; Gaasedelen, Owen; Welch, Catherine; Dunbar, Stephen – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) are increasingly being used in evaluations of teacher effectiveness. This study investigates two properties of SGPs: 1) SGP sensitivity to reference group characteristics such as sample size, free and reduced lunch (FRL) status, and English language learner (ELL) status; and 2) variation in score changes across…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Accountability, Sample Size
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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
Kariuki, Patrick N.; Kent, Holly D. – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the difference between students' scores in comprehension (English Language Arts) tests when they are led in Brain Gym® activities before class instruction and when they are taught using traditional teaching strategies. The sample for this study consisted of 11 males and 9 females. Data were collected by…
Descriptors: Scores, Language Arts, Comprehension, Teaching Methods
Klecker, Beverly M. – Online Submission, 2014
This paper describes a secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scores by gender. Data were national public 4th- and 8th-grade reading scores from composite and subscales for 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. Twelfth-grade scores for composite and literary experience from 2005, 2009, and 2013 and gain…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Scores
Leder, Gilah; Forgasz, Helen – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2014
In this paper we report trends over time of performance of non-Indigenous and Indigenous students on the Numeracy component of the NAPLAN tests. Possible links between student performance on the NAPLAN Numeracy test and the four components--Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Grammar--of the NAPLAN Literacy test were also explored. While the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Numeracy, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests
Klecker, Beverly M. – Online Submission, 2010
This study examined the increase from 2007-2009 in Kentucky's fourth- grade National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scores. This increase was notable because it came after a fifteen-year period of no change. This analysis of change included composite and sub-scale--"Reading Literary Experience" and "Reading to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, National Competency Tests, Measures (Individuals)
Lesisko, Lee J.; Wright, Robert J. – Online Submission, 2009
Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) data from one rural school system covering four groups of children for a consecutive three year period was used to study the impact of transient students entering the school system. The analysis compared native children (those on roll since the first year) with transient children added to or deleted…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Indicators, School Districts, Federal Legislation
Winters, Marcus; Greene, Jay P.; Ritter, Gary; Marsh, Ryan – National Center on Performance Incentives, 2008
This paper examines evidence from a performance-pay program implemented in five Little Rock, Arkansas elementary schools between 2004 and 2007. Using a differences-in-differences approach, the evidence shows that students whose teachers were eligible for performance pay made substantially larger test score gains in math, reading, and language than…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Academic Achievement, Scores, Teacher Salaries