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Güven, Ufuk; Akçay, Ahmet Oguz – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Homework is a common instructional practice that is used to motivate students, develop students' studying skills and habits, inform parents about student learning, and increase student achievement. Homework provides an opportunity for students to revisit daily topics, and improve students' understanding of math concepts and problem-solving skills,…
Descriptors: Homework, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ghasemi, Ehsan; Burley, Hansel; Safadel, Parviz – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2019
Women's underrepresentation in mathematics-related careers continues to concern policymakers, economists, and educators. This study addressed the issue by examining data from two international databases, namely IEA's "Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2015," and the World Economic Forum's "Global Gender Gap…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Aru, Sidika Akyüz; Kale, Mustafa – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The overall aim of this study is to investigate the effect of school-related factors and early learning experiences on mathematics achievement. In this causal-comparative research, HLM analysis was performed on the data of 6378 students, their parents, and 241 school principals and primary school teachers. As a result of the HLM analysis, at the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Tests
Prusinski, Ellen; Hastedt, Dirk; Dohr, Sandra – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2019
In TIMSS 2015, while two-thirds of students in grade 4 reported feeling very safe at school, by grade 8, less than half of the students surveyed reported feeling a high level of safety. Overall, girls were more likely to report feeling safe than boys. For both genders, feeling safe at school seemed to be positively related to academic achievement…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Safety, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences
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Otani, Midori – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
Parental involvement is essential for children's education. Several studies have examined relationships between parental involvement and parents' socioeconomic status. However, less attention has been placed on school influences on parental involvement, even though schools play an important role in children's education and can affect the parents…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Correlation, Socioeconomic Status
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Koyuncu, Mahmut Sami; Erdemir, Aysenur – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
The aim of the study is to compare TIMSS 2011 proficiency levels with the proficiency levels defined by the researchers using cluster analysis for Turkey, Korean, Norway, and Morocco in 4th and 8 th grades in the fields of science and mathematics. Therefore, it is tried to be reached that these cut-off scores for each country can serve the…
Descriptors: Cutting Scores, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Saal, Petronella Elize; van Ryneveld, Linda; Graham, Marien Alet – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
In his State of the Nation address on 7 February 2019, the president of the Republic of South Africa. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, stated that the government would provide digital workbooks and textbooks to every school child in South Africa by 2025. (De Villiers, 2019). This announcement begs the question how effective the incorporation of Information…
Descriptors: Correlation, Information Technology, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Liou, Pey-Yan; Wang, Cheng-Lung; Lin, John J. H. – Educational Psychology, 2019
This study aimed to examine the mediating effects of motivational beliefs in the relations between parental involvement and science achievement. Three types of motivational beliefs, namely, self-concept, intrinsic value, and utility value were addressed based on the Expectancy-Value Theory model. A representative national sample from Taiwan of…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Motivation, Beliefs, Science Achievement
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Zhang, Lin; Li, Zhushan – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2019
The present study examined to what extent inquiry-based investigation as an instructional approach associated with students' overall science achievement and achievement in cognitive domains, including knowing science facts, applying scientific principles, and reasoning with scientific concepts to solve problems. Using TIMSS 2007 science…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Investigations, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Delil, Ahmet; Ozacan, Bulent Nuri – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2019
Teacher-made tests (TMT) are the most used instruments for assessment and evaluation. This study investigates the cognitive requirements, test construction errors, and item types of TMTs. Content analysis technique is used in order to analyze and classify TMT items based on TIMSS-2019 assessment framework and based on criteria that is constructed…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Rindermann, Heiner; Ceci, Stephen J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
In 19 (sub)samples from seven countries (United States, Austria, Germany, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Vietnam, Brazil), we analyzed the impact of parental education compared with wealth on the cognitive ability of children (aged 4-22 years, total N = 15,297). The background of their families ranged from poor indigenous remote villagers to academic…
Descriptors: Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Parent Child Relationship, Intelligence
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Fishbein, Bethany; Martin, Michael O.; Mullis, Ina V. S.; Foy, Pierre – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2018
Background: TIMSS 2019 is the first assessment in the TIMSS transition to a computer-based assessment system, called eTIMSS. The TIMSS 2019 Item Equivalence Study was conducted in advance of the field test in 2017 to examine the potential for mode effects on the psychometric behavior of the TIMSS mathematics and science trend items induced by the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Averett, Chris; Ferraro, David; Tang, Judy; Erberber, Ebru; Stearns, Pat – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an international comparative study designed to measure trends in mathematics and science achievement at the fourth and eighth grades, as well as to collect information about educational contexts (such as students' schools, teachers, and homes) that may be related to student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, International Assessment
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Averett, Chris; Ferraro, David; Tang, Judy; Erberber, Ebru; Stearns, Pat – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an international comparative study designed to measure trends in mathematics and science achievement at the fourth and eighth grades, as well as to collect information about educational contexts (such as students' schools, teachers, and homes) that may be related to student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, International Assessment
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Gao, Su; Wang, Jian; Zhong, Zhiyong – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
The Chinese government has implemented centralised science curriculum standards to change science teaching from a didactic to inquiry-based approach to support all students in acquiring science literacy. Framed through theoretical perspectives of inquiry-based instruction and cultural pedagogy, this study examined the influence and impact of these…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Academic Achievement, Standards, Science Curriculum
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