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Prusinski, Ellen; Hastedt, Dirk; Dohr, Sandra – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2019
In TIMSS 2015, while two-thirds of students in grade 4 reported feeling very safe at school, by grade 8, less than half of the students surveyed reported feeling a high level of safety. Overall, girls were more likely to report feeling safe than boys. For both genders, feeling safe at school seemed to be positively related to academic achievement…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Safety, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences
Meinck, Sabine; Stancel-Piatak, Agnes; Verdisco, Aimee – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
Prior research shows that establishing early literacy and numeracy skills may help children achieve better outcomes in later schooling. Data from the Regional Project on Child Development Indicators (PRIDI), which focused on Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Peru, provided insights into four domains of child development that build the…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Numeracy, Family Environment, Parent Influence
Rutkowski, David; Rutkowski, Leslie – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
Over the past two decades, there has been rapid growth in understanding of bullying in schools and its many negative effects. The reported incidence of bullying and other school violence has increased over time, and UNESCO recently estimated that 246 million children and adolescents experience violence in and around school every year (UNESCO…
Descriptors: Bullying, Violence, Foreign Countries, Prevention
Mullis, Ina V. S., Ed.; Martin, Michael O., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
The "TIMSS 2019 Assessment Frameworks" provides the foundation for the four international assessments that comprise the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA's) TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2019: TIMSS Mathematics--Fourth Grade, TIMSS Mathematics--Eighth Grade, TIMSS…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
Sandoval-Hernández, Andrés; Jaschinski, Katrin; Fraser, Pablo; Ikoma, Sakiko – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2015
There is general agreement that teacher quality provides an added value to effective education; hence, in recent years, organizations such as IEA, UNESCO, and OECD, as well as governments around the world, have shown an increased interest in areas related to teachers and teacher policy. Previous research has shown that teacher experience plays an…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teaching Experience, Academic Achievement, Correlation
Plucker, Jonathan A. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2015
Every country strives for its students to have advanced achievement in some way, shape, or form. But too often, competence is a higher policy priority than excellence, and shrinking minimum competency gaps is a higher priority than closing excellence gaps. In this brief, educational excellence is defined as the percent of students who meet or…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Trend Analysis
Sandoval-Hernandez, Andres; Taniguchi, Kyoko; Aghakasiri, Parisa – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2013
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…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Participation, Correlation, Mathematics Achievement
Brese, Falk; Mirazchiyski, Plamen – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2013
The relationship between students' family background and achievement is often seen as an important topic in regard to equality and equity of educational provision. The results of various education studies show that the family background of students correlates with students' academic achievement at school. This paper focuses on the measurement of…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Family Characteristics, Student Characteristics, Measurement