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Lüssenhop, Maike; Kaiser, Gabriele – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2020
At least 66 million people globally are experiencing forced displacement and had to flee their homes in order to escape war, persecution, and natural disasters. Countries that have accepted larger refugee populations must address the task of enabling their participation in society. Besides other aspects, numeracy skills are important for all…
Descriptors: Refugees, Numeracy, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Feniger, Yariv – Critical Studies in Education, 2020
This study examines the influence of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 results on mathematics education policy in Israel. Analyzing various documents, the study shows how these results transformed policymakers' discourse regarding mathematics education. In order to achieve improvement in Israel's ranking, the…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Achievement Tests
Wagemaker, Hans, Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2020
Although International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement-pioneered international large-scale assessment (ILSA) of education is now a well-established science, non-practitioners and many users often substantially misunderstand how large-scale assessments are conducted, what questions and challenges they are designed to…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Comparative Analysis
Frankowski, Andrea; van der Steen, Martijn; Bressers, Daphne; Schulz, Martin; Shewbridge, Claire; Fuster, Marc; Rouw, Rien – OECD Publishing, 2018
Prepared for a Strategic Education Governance learning seminar, this working paper analyses the ways in which the Dutch government tried to reach overarching goals in education, in a system characterised by a high degree of distributed autonomy of education institutions and the participation of multiple actors, and consequently a government highly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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Cox, Cristián; Meckes, Lorena – Research Papers in Education, 2016
Since the 1990s, Chile has participated in all major international large-scale assessment studies (ILSAs) of the IEA and OECD, as well as the regional ones conducted by UNESCO in Latin America, after it had been involved in the very first international Science Study in 1970-1971. This article examines the various ways in which these studies have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Ababneh, Emad; Al-Tweissi, Ahmad; Abulibdeh, Khattab – Research Papers in Education, 2016
Jordan has participated in international large-scale assessments (LSAs) since 1991 and in most of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Studies (TIMSS) as well as the Programme for International Student Assessments (PISA). After a short description of education system and policy-making context in the country, this article provides an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Zapp, Mike; Powell, Justin J. W. – European Educational Research Journal, 2016
Over the past two decades, educational research in Germany has undergone unprecedented changes. Following large-scale assessments such as the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and a political interest in evidence-based policy-making, quality assessment and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Hermeneutics, Humanities, Foreign Countries
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Forestier, Katherine; Crossley, Michael – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
This paper analyses how the impact of international student achievement studies and the recent economic crisis in Europe are influencing the development of educational policy transfer and borrowing, from East to West. This is contrasted with education reform movements in East Asia, which have long legacies of borrowing from so-called…
Descriptors: International Education, Educational Policy, Case Studies, Educational Change
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van Wyk, Chris – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
This paper provides an overview of the various data sets pertaining to education in South Africa that are informing or could inform policy making in education. The paper serves as an inventory for anyone interested in understanding what data is available, how it may be accessed, what the quality of the data is, and in what formats it may be…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Decision Making, Data Analysis
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McDonnell, Lorraine M.; Weatherford, M. Stephen – American Journal of Education, 2013
Despite calls for research-based policies, other types of evidence also influence education policy, including personal experience, professional expertise, and normative values. This article focuses on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) initiative, examining how research use varied over stages of the process and how it was integrated with other…
Descriptors: State Standards, Evidence, Educational Policy, Research Utilization
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Heyneman, Stephen P. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
There is ample evidence to suggest that American schools perform worse than schools in many other countries. The U.S. ranks toward the bottom of the industrialized nations on international tests of academic achievement in science and mathematics. Not only may American schools perform worse but they may do so at the same time as they use more…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Educational Quality
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Gur, Bekir S.; Celik, Zafer; Ozoglu, Murat – Journal of Education Policy, 2012
In this article we provide a critique of the interpretation and utilization of Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results by the National Education Authorities in Turkey. First, we define and explain what OECD's PISA is. Second, we make an overview of the media coverage in Turkey of the PISA 2003 and 2006 results. Third, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality, News Reporting
Wiseman, Alexander W.; Alromi, Naif – 2002
A cross-national analysis was conducted to identify contextual influences that shape policies regarding the school-to-work transition and education-work linkages. The study's theoretical framework included principles based on technical-rational perspectives and neo-institutional perspectives. The study tested the following hypotheses: (1) schools…
Descriptors: Career Development, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Context Effect
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Zuzovsky, Ruth – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2002
Discusses criticisms of international educational studies and describes ways in which such studies can be used advantageously for diagnosis, identification of "what works," and monitoring and accountability. Presents examples of these categories of use. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, International Studies