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Lin, Fou-Lai – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
The Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is a time-series database, which provides an early warning for necessary curricular reforms in mathematics and science subjects and offers an opportunity for schools and policymakers to reflect on the effectiveness of educational changes. It provides vital data for governments and researchers to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Utilization, Mathematics Education, Educational Change
Katschnig, Tamara; Hastedt, Dirk – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
School safety is an important factor in schools. Data from the IEA's Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) indicate that perceptions of school safety are directly related to academic success. School safety seems to be particularly relevant for immigrant students, as their perceptions of safety appear to be more strongly…
Descriptors: School Safety, Immigrants, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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
Mullis, Ina V. S., Ed.; Martin, Michael O., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2014
The "TIMSS Advanced 2015 Assessment Frameworks" provides the foundation for the two international assessments to take place as part of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) Advanced 2015--Advanced Mathematics and Physics. Chapter 1 (Liv…
Descriptors: International Programs, Testing Programs, Mathematics Tests, Science Tests
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