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ERIC Number: ED557616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2215-0196
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Students Who Are Academically Successful: Examining Academic Resilience Cross-Nationally. Policy Brief No. 5
Erberber, Ebru; Stephens, Maria; Mamedova, Saida; Ferguson, Sharlyn; Kroeger, Teresa
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement
Academically resilient students are those students who are academically successful, despite coming from the socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds that have typically predicted poorer educational outcomes. These students are an important group to study because if policymakers can understand what factors may have contributed to their succeeding against the odds, then they may be better able to support similar students in improving their academic performance. Raising the performance of socioeconomically disadvantaged students benefits both those individual students and the equity of the system overall. This brief uses 2011 eighth-grade data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) to explore (1) how prevalent academically resilient students are across education systems, and (2) what factors are associated with academic resilience within those systems.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement; American Institutes for Research
Identifiers - Location: Armenia; Ghana; Hong Kong; Indonesia; Iran; Italy; Japan; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Lebanon; Lithuania; Malaysia; Morocco; Oman; Palestine; Romania; Russia; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; South Korea; Syria; Taiwan; Thailand; Tunisia; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study