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Mandel, Philipp; Süssmuth, Bernd; Sunder, Marco – Education Economics, 2019
This study uses a newly compiled data set of instructional time and student performance by subject across German federal states for student cohorts enrolled at the primary level in the 1990s and tested at the secondary level in the 2000s. It finds evidence for the school inputs-student achievement relationship, taking nonlinearity,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Time on Task
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Pettersen, Andreas; Braeken, Johan – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The implementation of mathematical competencies in school curricula requires assessment instruments to be aligned with this new view on mathematical mastery. However, there are concerns over whether existing assessments capture the wide variety of cognitive skills and abilities that constitute mathematical competence. The current study applied an…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Tests, Cognitive Ability
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Jannah, Riya Dhotul; Putri, Ratu Ilma Indra; Zulkardi – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
This study aims to produce valid and practical PISA-like mathematics problems of uncertainty and data content by using soft tennis and volleyball contexts in Asian Games. It also aims to find out the potential effect of the problems on students' mathematical literacy. The method used in this study was design research with the type of development…
Descriptors: Racquet Sports, Team Sports, Mathematics Instruction, Numeracy
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Pratiwi, Ika; Putri, Ratu Ilma Indra; Zulkardi – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
This study aimed to produce a set of PISA-like mathematics problems content of uncertainty and data using long jump context in Asian Games that were valid, practical and had potential effects on the ability of the students' mathematical literacy. This study used the design research method of development studies type in two stages, preliminary and…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Athletics
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Zehner, Fabian; Goldhammer, Frank; Lubaway, Emily; Sälzer, Christine – Education Inquiry, 2019
In 2015, the "Programme for International Student Assessment" (PISA) introduced multiple changes in its study design, the most extensive being the transition from paper- to computer-based assessment. We investigated the differences between German students' text responses to eight reading items from the paper-based study in 2012 to text…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Cheema, Jehanzeb R. – Research in Education, 2018
Prior research has suggested a strong link between student-level psychological constructs such as self-efficacy and achievement in academics. In this study, we looked at the relationship between math self-efficacy and mathematics literacy using a large-scale survey from Greece. Our analytical results show that there is a strong association between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Self Efficacy
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Münich, Daniel; Mateju, Petr; Straková, Jana; Smith, Michael L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
We compare the role of gender, socioeconomic background and measured ability on students' secondary school placement and professional expectations in Taiwan and the Czech Republic, two countries that have experienced substantial reforms in their educational systems in the context of political change and economic development. Using data from the…
Descriptors: Expectation, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
Jimenez, Laura; Sargrad, Scott – Center for American Progress, 2018
Since the 1990s, the United States has fallen behind on college completion, slipping from first in the world in 1995 to 10th in 2016. A major factor in the country's low rates of college completion is a lack of true college preparation in the K-12 education system. On the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the math achievement of 12th…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Standards, College Preparation, National Competency Tests
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Eickelmann, Birgit; Gerick, Julia; Koop, Christian – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
By means of an international comparison, the research presented in the article aims to identify supporting and hindering school level factors for the use of ICT in secondary school mathematics lessons. The relationship between ICT use and the performance of Grade 9 students in mathematics is examined and further integrated into a multi-level model…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Mathematics
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Gorev, Pavel M.; Aydar M. Kalimullin – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
The purpose of the research is to study and change the structure of a mathematical lesson to improve quality of pupils' mathematical training and design mechanisms of inclusion the systems of open type tasks in educational process considering specifics of pupils' creative personality development. The leading method is modeling of a mathematical…
Descriptors: Creativity, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Han, Seong Won – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This study examines the degree of association between students' STEM occupational expectations and between-country differences in public attitudes toward science and technology (S&T). This study focuses on public attitudes among two different populations: students and adults. Three-level Hierarchical Generalised Linear Models are employed to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Career Choice, High School Students, Public Opinion
Winarti, Destina Wahyu; Patahuddin, Sitti Maesuri – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2017
In this paper, we undertake a content analysis of mathematics assessment tasks to understand how often graphical representations are embedded within high-stakes national and international tests. A total of 274 items were analysed, consisting of 160 Grade 9 UN items, 88 Grade 8 TIMSS items, and 26 PISA items. Analysis showed that all items in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Jurajda, Štepán; Münich, Daniel – Research Papers in Education, 2016
If school admission committees use alphabetically sorted lists of applicants in their evaluations, one's position in the alphabet according to last name initial may be important in determining access to selective schools. Jurajda and Münich (2010) "Admission to Selective Schools, Alphabetically". "Economics of Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Admission (School), Alphabets, Serial Ordering
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Tzu-Bin, Lin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
Despite being ranked highly, the 2012 PISA result shows that the M-shape distribution of Taiwanese students is top of the 65 participating countries. This shows that the gap between high and low achievers in Taiwanese schools is the biggest. This paper aims at exploring Taipei's responses to this M-shape phenomenon. It starts from mapping out the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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