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ERIC Number: EJ1175043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
The Reasons for the Decline of the Results of Jordanian Students in "TIMSS 2015"
Abu Tayeh, Khaled; Al-Rsa'i, Mohammad S.; Al-Shugairat, Mohammad F.
International Journal of Instruction, v11 n2 p325-338 Apr 2018
The study aimed at identifying the reasons behind the Jordanian students' drop of performance in the TIMSS 2015 from the point of view of their teachers. Survey method was used because teachers are the most able to decide upon the reasons of this fall and so a questionnaire was designed to recognize their point of view concerning the reasons of this retreat. The study population consisted of 130 teachers of science and mathematics in Ma'an governorate. Teachers whose teaching experience was more than one year to make sure they are familiar with TIMSS tests. Random sampling technique was used to select 90 teachers representing 69% of the study population. For data analysis, means and standards deviations were calculated, and the Schiffe test was used to determine the post differences. The results show that the reasons related to the students themselves and their families got higher averages than those related to the teachers and the curricula. The averages related to the male teachers are also higher than those related to the female teachers. There are no statistical differences in the teachers' appreciation averages of the reasons of this retreat according to their academic specialization (math or science) or their practical experience.
Descriptors: Test Score Decline, International Assessment, Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Gender Differences, Specialization, Teaching Experience, Etiology, Barriers, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Tests, Science Tests, Science Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study