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Wang, Jianjun; Ma, Xin – Athens Journal of Education, 2019
This rejoinder keeps the original focus on statistical computing pertaining to the correlation of student achievement between mathematics and science from the Trend in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Albeit the availability of student performance data in TIMSS and the emphasis of the inter-subject connection in the Next Generation Science…
Descriptors: Scores, Correlation, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Armah, Robert Benjamin; Cofie, Primrose Otokonor; Okpoti, Christopher Adjei – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
This study investigated the effect of van Hiele Phase-based Instruction (VHPI) on Ghanaian Pre-service Teachers' (PTs') geometric thinking in terms of the van Hiele Levels. A pre-test post-test quasi-experimental design was employed. There were 75 PTs each in the experimental group and the control group. Van Hiele Geometry Test (VHGT) was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Pretests Posttests
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Bergold, Sebastian; Wendt, Heike; Kasper, Daniel; Steinmayr, Ricarda – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
The present study investigated (a) how a latent profile analysis based on representative data of N = 74,868 4th graders from 17 European countries would cluster the students on the basis of their reading, mathematics, and science achievement test scores; (b) whether there would be gender differences at various competency levels, especially among…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Gender Differences, Disproportionate Representation, Profiles
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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Education, 2017
Findings from assessments of fourth-grade science have indicated that students in Korea scored higher than international averages. Research results have also shown that attitudes toward science were related to achievement outcomes for Korean students. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between confidence in science and…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Science Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Grade 4
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Traynor, Anne – Educational Assessment, 2017
Variation in test performance among examinees from different regions or national jurisdictions is often partially attributed to differences in the degree of content correspondence between local school or training program curricula, and the test of interest. This posited relationship between test-curriculum correspondence, or "alignment,"…
Descriptors: Test Items, Test Construction, Alignment (Education), Curriculum
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Li, Hongli; Qin, Qi; Lei, Pui-Wa – Educational Assessment, 2017
In recent years, students' test scores have been used to evaluate teachers' performance. The assumption underlying this practice is that students' test performance reflects teachers' instruction. However, this assumption is generally not empirically tested. In this study, we examine the effect of teachers' instruction on test performance at the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement
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He, Jia; Van de Vijver, Fons J. R.; Kulikova, Alena – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
Linking country-level educational achievement with other country-level indicators has the potential to drive systemic educational changes, as these correlates may reflect characteristics relevant for policy-making decisions to improve educational effectiveness. This study establishes a nomological network of educational achievement at the country…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Self Esteem, Achievement Tests
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Bofah, Emmanuel Adu-tutu; Hannula, Markku S. – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2017
In large scale international assessment studies, questionnaires are typical used to query students' home possessions. Composite scores are computed from responses to the home resource questionnaires and are used as a measure of family socioeconomic background in achievement comparison or for statistical control. This paper deals with profiling the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status, International Assessment, Scores
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Braun, Henry; von Davier, Matthias – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2017
Background: Economists are making increasing use of measures of student achievement obtained through large-scale survey assessments such as NAEP, TIMSS, and PISA. The construction of these measures, employing plausible value (PV) methodology, is quite different from that of the more familiar test scores associated with assessments such as the SAT…
Descriptors: Scores, Test Use, Measurement, Psychometrics
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Traynor, Anne – Applied Measurement in Education, 2017
It has long been argued that U.S. states' differential performance on nationwide assessments may reflect differences in students' opportunity to learn the tested content that is primarily due to variation in curricular content standards, rather than in instructional quality or educational investment. To quantify the effect of differences in…
Descriptors: Test Items, Difficulty Level, State Standards, Academic Standards
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Idin, Sahin; Dönmez, Ismail – Science Education International, 2017
The aim of this study was to investigate Turkish Science teachers' views about gender equity in the scope of science education. This study was conducted with the quantitative methodology. Within this scope, a 35-item 5-point Likert scale survey was developed to determine Science teachers' views concerning gender equity issues. 160 Turkish Science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Sex Fairness
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Said, Ziad – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Science education reform in Qatar has had limited success. In the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS), Qatari 4th and 8th grade students have shown progress in science achievement, but they remain significantly below the international average. Also, in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Qatari…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Change, Problem Based Learning, Questionnaires
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Atalmis, Erkan H.; Avgin, Sakine S.; Demir, Papatya; Yildirim, Bilal – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The aim of the present study is to examine the effect of demographic characteristics of students in Turkey upon their performance in TIMSS, an international assessment exam and Secondary Education Transition Examination which is a national exam (OGS). One of the fields of sciences, biology is taken into account as student performance. As a result…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics, Science Education, Gender Differences
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Lay, Yoon Fah; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Studies have shown that resources are crucial for improving schooling, perhaps even more so in developing countries than in economically developed countries, where adequate school structures and material resources may be taken for granted. Recent research reviews suggest that computer use continues to grow in mathematics and science instruction,…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Educational Resources, Resource Allocation, Grade 8
Lee, Jaekyung; Kim, Namsook – Online Submission, 2016
This study examines the pattern and extent of actual vs. perceived math achievement gaps (test scores vs. self-ratings) among Koreans, Korean-American immigrants and Korean-American natives. The study links TIMSS 2007 8th grade math data and ECLS-K 2007 8th grade math data together for matched sample (Korean ethnicity) comparisons. In terms of…
Descriptors: Asians, Immigrants, Korean Americans, Comparative Analysis
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