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Güven, Ufuk; Akçay, Ahmet Oguz – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Homework is a common instructional practice that is used to motivate students, develop students' studying skills and habits, inform parents about student learning, and increase student achievement. Homework provides an opportunity for students to revisit daily topics, and improve students' understanding of math concepts and problem-solving skills,…
Descriptors: Homework, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ghasemi, Ehsan; Burley, Hansel; Safadel, Parviz – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2019
Women's underrepresentation in mathematics-related careers continues to concern policymakers, economists, and educators. This study addressed the issue by examining data from two international databases, namely IEA's "Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2015," and the World Economic Forum's "Global Gender Gap…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Broer, Markus; Bai, Yifan; Fonseca, Frank – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2019
The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's (IEA) mission is to enhance knowledge about education systems worldwide and to provide high-quality data that will support education reform and lead to better teaching and learning in schools. In pursuit of this aim, it conducts and reports on major studies of student…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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KewalRamani, Angelina; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Corcoran, Lisa; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Jizhi – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
Educators, policymakers, and parents alike are focused on ensuring the academic success of the nation's students. These efforts interact with the expanding use of technology, which affects the lives of students both inside and outside of the classroom. Thus, the role that technology plays in education is an evolving area of research that continues…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Computers, Internet, Computer Use
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Yalcin, Seher – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Purpose: Studies in the literature have generally demonstrated that the causes of differential item functioning (DIF) are complex and not directly related to defined groups. The purpose of this study is to determine the DIF according to the mixture item response theory (MixIRT) model, based on the latent group approach, as well as the…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Test Items, Test Bias, Error of Measurement
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Kim, Yoonjeon – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: East Asian schools receive much attention for the comparatively high achievement of their students. To account for this success, scholars and commentators advance broad claims about the rote character of instruction or the complexity of classroom practice, typically generalizing to an entire nation. Yet little is known about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Oon, Pey Tee; Subramaniam, R. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
We report here on a comparative study of middle school students' attitudes towards science involving three countries: England, Singapore and the U.S.A. Complete attitudinal data sets from TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2011 were used, thus giving a very large sample size (N = 20,246), compared to other studies in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Yoo, Yang Seok – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Numerous studies have attributed gender difference in mathematics achievement to various sociocultural influences. Singapore is a country of higher gender equality as represented in the Global Gender Gap Index and Singaporean girls perform as well or higher than boys in international mathematics assessments. This study develops a conceptual model…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Song, Kyoung-oh; Hur, Eun-Jung; Kwon, Bo-Young – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
While professional development has been emphasised in many countries, few comparative studies have examined the degree of teachers' participation in professional development and its effect on teachers. Using the TIMSS 2007 data, this study analyses to what extent teachers participated in professional development in 50 TIMSS countries and examines…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Faculty Development, Teacher Participation, Teacher Attitudes
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Oon, Pey-Tee; Fan, Xitao – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Students' attitude towards science (SAS) is often a subject of investigation in science education research. Survey of rating scale is commonly used in the study of SAS. The present study illustrates how Rasch analysis can be used to provide psychometric information of SAS rating scales. The analyses were conducted on a 20-item SAS scale used in an…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Psychometrics, Attitude Measures, Rating Scales
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Ker, Hsiang-Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Motivational constructs and students' engagements have great impacts on students' mathematics achievements, yet they have not been theoretically investigated using international large-scale assessment data. This study utilized the mathematics data of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2011 to conduct a comparative and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pongsophon, Pongprapan; Herman, Benjamin C. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Given the abundance of literature describing the strong relationship between inquiry-based teaching and student achievement, more should be known about the factors impacting science teachers' classroom inquiry implementation. This study utilises the theory of planned behaviour to propose and validate a causal model of inquiry-based teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Achievement Tests
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Wendt, Heike; Kasper, Daniel; Trendtel, Matthias – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2017
Background: Large-scale cross-national studies designed to measure student achievement use different social, cultural, economic and other background variables to explain observed differences in that achievement. Prior to their inclusion into a prediction model, these variables are commonly scaled into latent background indices. To allow…
Descriptors: Measurement, Achievement Tests, Cultural Differences, Socioeconomic Influences
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Aljabri, Nayyaf R.; Barry, Abdourahmane – Educational Planning, 2017
The Trend in International Mathematics and Science Study reveals how the math and science achievement of students in participating countries compares with that of their international peers. Since 1995, the results have been surprising and disappointing for some countries. Astonished and disappointed by such outcomes, scholars and educational…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Educational Change
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Sandoval-Hernández, Andrés; Bialowolski, Piotr – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2016
It is well documented that academic achievement of students from families of low socioeconomic status (SES) tends to be below their more socially advantaged peers. Several studies have identified factors and conditions that facilitate academic success for disadvantaged students (i.e., promote academic resilience). However, one of the main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement
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