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Lyons, Douglas; Niblock, Andrew W. – Independent School, 2014
Independent schools are, for the most part, exempt from mandatory participation in standardized tests designed for state and federal comparisons, nor are they required to take part in comparative international assessments. The anxiety in the broader culture, however, is driving a growing interest among independent school parents (and prospective…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Practices
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Larson, Matthew R.; Leinwand, Steven – Mathematics Teacher, 2013
Educators in forty-five states and the District of Columbia are hard at work interpreting and implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) (CCSSI 2010). This work typically involves teacher participation in professional development activities focused on developing an understanding of the content standards as well as the…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Academic Standards, State Standards, Faculty Development
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The 2011 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 47th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Error Patterns
Eurydice, 2009
There is an extensive structure of formal student assessment in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Although the structures in each of these countries were similar when they were initially introduced two decades ago, they have increasingly diverged over the last decade. This national description outlines the development of statutory assessment…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrative Organization, Context Effect, Educational Assessment
Vockley, Martha; Lang, Vockley – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2009
Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has been the common yardstick for measuring the progress of students' education over time across the country. Teachers, principals, parents, policymakers, and researchers all use NAEP results to assess progress and develop ways to improve education in America. To make the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools of Education, Test Items, Student Evaluation
Ericsson, Ann Carlson – Eurydice, 2008
The Swedish school system comprises: (1) Pre-primary school (Forskola), typical age 1-5; (2) Preschool class in the compulsory school (Grundskola) typical age 6 (participation voluntary); (3) Compulsory school, typical age 7-16, grades 1-9, and (4) Upper secondary school, 17 programmes (4 mainly academic, 13 vocational), typical age 16-19, grades…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Educational Testing, Standardized Tests
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC. – 2003
This document summarizes the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study that is the follow-up and expansion of the TIMSS 1995 Video Study of mathematics teaching. The 1999 study investigated 8th grade mathematics as well as science. This report focuses on the mathematics lessons major findings and comparison of…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality, Evaluation
Cwikla, Julie – 2002
This report examines the top Third International Mathematics and Science Study-Repeat (TIMSS-R) performers and compares Delaware classroom environments with those of the top performing students. Data analyses show that Delaware's average class size is larger than any of the top performers, and student attendance, skipping, and tardiness problems…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Environment, Faculty Development, Mathematics Education
Cwikla, Julie – 2002
This report examines performance differences between Asian, Black, Hispanic, and White students in Delaware on the mathematics portion of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study-Repeat (TIMSS-R). Data analyses show that the mathematics performance gap across ethnic groups is significant. The lowest 100 Black and White performers were…
Descriptors: Algebra, Asian American Students, Black Students, Comparative Analysis
Cwikla, Julie – 2002
This report examines teachers' educational background and students' overall performance on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study-Repeat (TIMSS-R). Data analyses show that there are 17 Delaware classrooms performing above the average U.S. student score of 502. The majority of teachers in the top 10 higher performing classrooms had…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Performance Tests, Secondary Education, Standardized Tests
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Wang, Jianjun – Educational Researcher, 2001
Examines student performance from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), explaining that the test score component of the TIMSS has some technical problems that should be considered when interpreting results and that TIMSS country rankings should not be accepted at face value. Other technical issues hinge on instrument…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education
Raizen, Senta A. – 1997
This paper provides the current rationale and historical background for educational standards and discusses various meanings and interpretations attached to this term. It then provides a comparative analysis of these sets of publications that are seen as providing national standards for the American Association for the Advancement of Science…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Beatty, Alexandra, Ed. – 1997
This summary report is an additional component of the effort to foster dialogue in the education research and policy communities. The major elements of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) are described, and highlights of the discussion that took place at the symposium held on February 3-4, 1997 in Washington, DC by the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research
Bracey, Gerald W. – Principal, 1998
Data from First in the World Consortium (group of 20 suburban school districts that paid to have students take the Third International Mathematics and Science Study tests) and TIMSS dispel pervasive myth that only 1% of American students score as well in math as average Japanese student. Before copying Asia, American educators should examine…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 4