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van der Berg, Servaas – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Few developing countries participate in external educational evaluations. Information gaps on education quality make it imperative to expand such evaluations. Furthermore, international comparability across different evaluations should be improved. In addition, data from evaluations must be combined with data on access or coverage. Finally,…
Descriptors: International Education, Developing Nations, Outcomes of Education, Socioeconomic Status
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Lim, Hwanggyu; Sireci, Stephen G. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) makes it possible to compare the performance of students in the US in Mathematics and Science to the performance of students in other countries. TIMSS uses four international benchmarks for describing student achievement: Low, Intermediate, High, and Advanced. In this study, we…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, International Assessment
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Smith, William C. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2014
To ensure equal access to high quality education, the global expansion of universal basic education has included accountability measures in the form of academic tests. Presently the majority of countries participate in national testing; however, the past two decades have seen a substantial shift in test characteristics and aims. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Standardized Tests, Educational History
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Hong, Hee Kyung – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2012
The purpose of this study was to simultaneously examine relationships between teacher quality and instructional time and mathematics and science achievement of 8th grade cohorts in 18 advanced and developing economies. In addition, the study examined changes in mathematics and science performance across the two groups of economies over time using…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Science Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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Glass, Gene V., Ed. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2001
This document consists of articles 23-45 published in the electronic journal "Education Policy Analysis Archives" for the year 2001: (23) "La Participacion de las Minorias Nacionales dentro de Sistemas Educativas Pre-Modernos: El Caso de los Garifunas de Guatemala" (Carlos R. Ruano); (24) "'Alexander v. Sandoval': A…
Descriptors: Accountability, Civil Rights, Class Size, Elementary Secondary Education
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Macnab, Donald S. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2000
Investigates the diverse effects reactions to the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) have had on mathematics curricula and teaching methods in 23 participating countries. The attention paid to TIMSS results varied greatly in these countries. (SLD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education
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O'Leary, Michael; Kellaghan, Thomas; Madaus, George F.; Beaton, Albert E. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2000
Examined the effect sizes associated with mean differences in performance on the Second International Assessment of Educational Progress (IAEP2) and the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) administered in 1995. Largest differences were associated with the performance of students in France, Ireland, and Switzerland. Proposes…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Effect Size, Elementary Education
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Haung, Gary G. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2000
Analyzed the mathematics achievement of immigrant children in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, and New Zealand using data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study. Immigrant students' mathematics achievement was lower than others only in England, the United States, and Canada. Non-English language background was…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Immigrants