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Meinck, Sabine; Stancel-Piatak, Agnes; Eraydin, Ipek – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
The acquisition of early literacy skills prior to school can positively influence later educational outcomes. However, children from culturally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds often lack stimulating educational activities at home. This analysis provides empirical evidence for 31 education systems on the association between parental…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests
Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Magal Royo, Teresa; Barcena Madera, Elena – Online Submission, 2015
Over the few years, computer based language testing has become prevailing worldwide. The number of institutions the use computers as the main means of delivery has increased dramatically. Many students face each day tests for well-known high-stakes decisions which imply the knowledge and ability to use technology to provide evidence of language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, High Stakes Tests, Language Tests
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West, Kazuko Ito – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013
What would be one of the most sensible ways for a country to invest to achieve maximal economic growth? A recent study (Chetty, Friedman, & Rockoff, 2011) by economists at Harvard and Columbia Universities shows that better teacher quality results in significantly higher students' lifetime earnings. And investing in public school teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Public Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness
O'Leary, Michael – 2001
Data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) were examined to determine the extent to which the rank ordering of countries based on pupil test performance was consistent across three different item formats: multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended-response. Findings from the analysis are used to make the case that…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Constructed Response, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
Jakwerth, Pamela M.; And Others – 1997
Five interrelated papers that explore the theme of validity within the context of cross-national assessments are grouped in this collection. These papers were presented at a symposium at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. These papers draw on data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum, Educational Assessment
Smith, Teresa A. – 1997
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) measured mathematics and science achievement of middle school students in more than 40 countries. About one quarter of the tests' nearly 300 items were free response items requiring students to generate their own answers. Scoring these responses used a two-digit diagnostic code rubric…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, English, Error of Measurement, Foreign Countries
Musick, Mark – 1997
Each state is going to set its own education standards, but unless state leaders talk to each other, there are going to be huge unexplained differences in state performance standards for student achievement. What states say they want their students to be taught is quite similar, but they appear to have very different standards for what students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation
Lee, Jaekyung – 1998
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the largest, most comprehensive, and most rigorous international comparison of education ever undertaken. TIMSS findings show similarities and differences in the processes and outcomes of schooling between the United States and East Asian countries, particularly Japan. This report…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
Fowler, Frances C.; Poetter, Thomas S. – 1999
A study provides a deeper understanding of teaching elementary mathematics in France. France performed creditably in mathematics on both the Second International Mathematics Study (SIMS) and the Third International Math and Science Study (TIMSS). In analyzing the French approach to teaching elementary mathematics, three theoretical frames are…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Comparative Education, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
Harris, Susan – 1998
England was 1 of more than 40 countries that took part in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) survey of 13-year-olds. This paper presents background information on the TIMSS and the performance assessment element of the study. It also describes how the written test and the practical task components relate to the National…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
Ramseier, Erich – 1998
This paper shows how the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) can be carried out in a country with a very complicated upper-secondary educational system. The difficulties are not linked to the measurement of achievement, since the international project provides a common achievement scale. The challenge lies in the design of…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
Medrich, Elliott A. – 1993
Since studies conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) have had a dramatic impact on the way in which officials in the United States and the American public think about the performance of our students, it is essential that IEA surveys accurately measure real differences in student performance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Data Collection
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Schmidt, William H.; McKnight, Curtis C. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1995
This article focuses on educational opportunity as an organizing construct of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), in contrast with traditional opportunity-to-learn measures. A new conceptualization of educational opportunity is needed for cross-national studies. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education