ERIC Number: ED561886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Is Participation in Preschool Education Associated with Higher Student Achievement? Policy Brief No. 2
Sandoval-Hernandez, Andres; Taniguchi, Kyoko; Aghakasiri, Parisa
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement
Preschool education is a major topic on many national educational agendas. Countries and supranational organizations have promoted reforms aimed at readying children for entry into formal schooling, and preschool coverage rates have steadily increased in recent decades. In this policy brief the authors analyze data from 37 education systems that participated in the last round of the IEA's Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS 2011). The aim is to examine the relationship between participation in preschool education and mathematics achievement at Grade 4.
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Participation, Correlation, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 4, Educational Policy, Socioeconomic Status, International Assessment, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Tests, Science Tests, Science Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement; Hiroshima Univ. (Japan).
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study