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National Foundation for Educational Research, 2017
This summary accompanies the national report for Northern Ireland (Sizmur et al., 2017). It outlines the attainment of Year 6 pupils in Northern Ireland in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016 survey and explores the context of that attainment. PIRLS is a study of reading at ages 9-10 and has a five-yearly cycle.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Grade 4
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
As part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading, students are asked to demonstrate their understanding of words as used in literary and informational texts. This focus on students' understanding of word meaning highlights the importance of vocabulary in reading comprehension. This report provides an overview of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Skills, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension
Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2011
Data is reported as percentages based on proficiency in the subject. "Low-income" on this data sheet means students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. Reading data is from 2009 National Center for Education Statistics assessments and writing data is from 2002 and 2007. A brief list of references and resources is included.
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Writing Tests, Reading Achievement, Writing Achievement
Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2011
Data is reported as percentages in 4th, 8th, and 12th grades based on proficiency in the subject ("Below Basic," "At Basic," "At Proficient", or "At Advanced"). "Low-income" on this data sheet means students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. Both math and science data are from 2009…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 8, Grade 12, Mathematics Achievement
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
This report provides a detailed portrait of Hispanic and White academic achievement gaps and how students' performance has changed over time at both the national and state levels. The report presents achievement gaps using reading and mathematics assessment data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for the 4th- and 8th-grade…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Hispanic American Students, White Students, Academic Achievement
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
The Nation's Report Card[TM] informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what the nation's students know and can do.…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Science Achievement
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Camparo, James; Camparo, Lorinda B.; Wagner, Judith T. – Applied Psychological Measurement, 2010
Peer nominations are used widely in psychological and sociological research to examine intergroup dynamics, even though this assessment tool suffers from thorny methodological problems: Gender, ethnic, age, and trait compositions vary across subsamples, subjects differ in the number of nominations they make, and the issue of sampling without…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Intergroup Relations, Peer Relationship, Social Attitudes
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Kovaleva, G. – Russian Education and Society, 2010
In terms of the quality of the teaching of mathematics and the natural sciences, Russia's school students in the fourth and eighth grades rank among the top ten countries out of the fifty-nine countries taking part in the TIMSS-2007 study. For Russia, TIMSS [Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study] is the first international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Mathematics Education, Science Education
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Miller, David C.; Sen, Anindita; Malley, Lydia B. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2007
This report describes how the education system in the United States compares with education systems in the other Group of Eight (G-8) countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom. The report draws on the most current information about education from three primary sources: the Indicators of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Enrollment, Youth
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Miller, David C.; Sen, Anindita; Malley, Lydia B. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2007
This report describes how the education system in the United States compares with education systems in the other Group of Eight (G-8) countries. The G-8 countries--Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States--are among the world's most economically developed countries. Comparative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Enrollment Trends, Academic Achievement, Educational Environment