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Meinck, Sabine; Brese, Falk – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2019
Potential differences in achievement between female and male students have always been an interesting topic in educational research, as well as having policy and economic implications. This study provides an overview of the so-called "gender gap" in mathematics and science knowledge, based on an in-depth analysis of both extremes of…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Gender Differences, Evidence, Achievement Tests
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Bofah, Emmanuel Adu-tutu; Hannula, Markku S. – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2017
In large scale international assessment studies, questionnaires are typical used to query students' home possessions. Composite scores are computed from responses to the home resource questionnaires and are used as a measure of family socioeconomic background in achievement comparison or for statistical control. This paper deals with profiling the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status, International Assessment, Scores
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Bofah, Emmanuel Adu-tutu; Hannula, Markku S. – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2015
Relationships among motivational constructs from the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS 2011) were investigated for eight-graders in all the five participating African countries, representing 38,806 (49¬†% girls). First, we investigated the psychometric properties (factor structure, reliabilities, method effect, and…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Mathematics Tests