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Fisher, Anthony; Carlyon, Tracey; Peter, Mira – Teacher Development, 2017
Literacy skills acquired during the first years of schooling have been recognised as the key to students' learning success. However, despite the continuing efforts by the New Zealand government and teachers there is still a large proportion of students who struggle to become literate. To address this issue the Ministry of Education funded selected…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Ability, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
Howie, Sarah; Chamberlain, Megan – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's (IEA's) Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 provided evidence which showed differences in the reading achievement of students who spoke the language of assessment at home and those who did not for many countries including a selection of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, International Assessment, Reading Achievement
Kitchen, Hannah; Fordham, Elizabeth; Henderson, Kirsteen; Looney, Anne; Maghnouj, Soumaya – OECD Publishing, 2017
Romania's education system has made impressive strides over the past two decades, with an increasing share of students mastering the basic competencies that they need for life and work. But these average improvements mask significant disparities in learning outcomes and attainment, with an increasing share of students leaving education early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation
Martin, Michael O., Ed.; Mullis, Ina V. S., Ed.; Hooper, Martin, Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
"Methods and Procedures in PIRLS 2016" documents the development of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) assessments and questionnaires and describes the methods used in sampling, translation verification, data collection, database construction, and the construction of the achievement and context questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Grade 4, International Assessment
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Foy, Pierre; Hooper, Martin – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) was inaugurated in 2001 as a follow-up to International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's 1991 Reading Literacy Study. Conducted every five years, PIRLS assesses the reading achievement of young students in their fourth year of schooling--an important transition…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Grade 4, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
Sizmur, Juliet; Ager, Rob; Classick, Rachel; Lynn, Laura – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2017
This report summarises Year 6 pupils' attainment in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) survey of 2016 in Northern Ireland and explores the context of that attainment. PIRLS is an international comparison study of reading at ages 9-10. PIRLS has a five-yearly cycle. Northern Ireland took part in PIRLS for the second time…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Grade 4
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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Chapman, James W.; Tunmer, William E. – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2016
In critiquing our paper on "The literacy performance of ex-Reading Recovery students between two and four years following participation in the program: Is this intervention effective for students with early reading difficulties?", Schwartz argues that we have engaged in pursuing political and ideological agendas as part of our ongoing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties, Early Intervention
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Fletcher, Jo; Nicholas, Karen – Educational Review, 2016
Young adolescent students are at a critical time in their schooling. Once they embark into secondary schooling their prospects of achieving well across a range of curriculum subjects can often depend on their ability to critically analyse and understand a range of text types. This article focuses on 34 young adolescent students' views about…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Student Attitudes, Reading Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Chmielewski, Anna K.; Reardon, Sean F. – AERA Open, 2016
In a recent paper, Reardon found that the relationship between family income and children's academic achievement grew substantially stronger in the 1980s and 1990s in the United States. We provide an international context for these results by examining the income-achievement association in 19 other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and…
Descriptors: Income, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Family Income
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Caponera, Elisa; Losito, Bruno – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2016
Background: The present study investigates what factors related to the school context influence student achievement on TIMSS mathematics tests across countries. A systematic review of the literature on PIRLS, TIMSS, and ICCS was conducted upstream to identify those school, teacher, and classroom factors shown to be useful predictors of student…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Rosén, Monica; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2016
Research on effects of home computer use on children's development of cognitive abilities and skills has yielded conflicting results, with some studies showing positive effects, others no effects, and yet others negative effects. These studies have typically used non-experimental designs and one of the main reasons for the conflicting results is…
Descriptors: Measurement, International Assessment, Grade 4, Longitudinal Studies
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Chiu, Ming Ming; Chow, Bonnie Wing-Yin – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Classmates can influence a student's academic achievement through immediate interactions (e.g., academic help, positive attitudes toward reading) or by sharing tangible or intangible family resources (books, stories of foreign travel). Multilevel analysis of 141,019 fourth-grade students' reading achievements in 33 countries showed that…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Student Characteristics, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement
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Hao, Shiqi; Johnson, Robert L. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2013
This study, through multilevel analyses of the data of four English-speaking nations (i.e., Canada, England, New Zealand and the United States) from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2001 database, investigated the relationship between teachers' uses of various types of classroom assessments and their fourth-graders'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, International Education, Comparative Education
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Tunmer, William E.; Chapman, James W.; Greaney, Keith T.; Prochnow, Jane E.; Arrow, Alison W. – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2013
For the past 15 years, the New Zealand government has initiated major efforts to reduce persistently large inequities in achievement outcomes in literacy education, including the development of a national literacy strategy. The aim of this study was to provide an analysis of the factors that have contributed to the failure of this strategy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy
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