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Australian Council for Educational Research, 2018
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world's leading educational research centres. ACER's mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the life span. This annual report describes ACER's milestones and accomplishments for the 2016-2017…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Annual Reports, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2017
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world's leading educational research centres. ACER's mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the life span. This annual report describes ACER's milestones and accomplishments for the 2015-2016…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Australian Council for Educational Research, 2016
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world's leading educational research centres. ACER's mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the life span. This annual report describes ACER's milestones and accomplishments for the 2014-2015…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Schmidt, William; Houang, Richard; Cogan, Leland – American Educator, 2002
Shows that the mathematics curricula used in the highest achieving countries are very similar and coherent. Using a visual comparison, this paper explains where the United States comes up short, noting that in the countries with the highest mathematics achievement, teachers have coherent guidelines (national curricula) and related tools and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Schmidt, William H.; McKnight, Curtis C.; Houang, Richard T.; Wang, HsingChi; Wiley, David E.; Cogan, Leland S.; Wolfe, Richard G. – 2001
This book offers in-depth information resulting from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Launched in 1995, the TIMSS examines elementary and secondary mathematics and science achievement in 40 countries. The book explains that curriculum has a profound effect on student achievement and plays a crucial role in providing…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Chabran, Melissa; LeTendre, Mary Jean – American School Board Journal, 1998
Results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) illustrate the urgency of strengthening mathematics education. School leaders can determine whether more of Title I funds should be shifted to mathematics programs. Title I can be a key resource for raising expectations for students, professional development, and the use of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid