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Kiray, S. Ahmet; Gok, Bilge; Bozkir, A. Selman – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this article is to identify the order of significance of the variables that affect science and mathematics achievement in middle school students. For this aim, the study deals with the relationship between science and math in terms of different angles using the perspectives of multiple causes-single effect and of multiple…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Information Retrieval, Data Analysis
Shafiq, M. Najeeb – Online Submission, 2011
Using quantile regression analyses, this study examines gender gaps in mathematics, science, and reading in Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Jordan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Qatar, Tunisia, and Turkey among 15 year-old students. The analyses show that girls in Azerbaijan achieve as well as boys in mathematics and science and overachieve in reading. In Jordan,…
Descriptors: Muslims, Social Characteristics, Overachievement, Academic Achievement
Shafiq, M. Najeeb – Online Submission, 2011
There is general agreement that skill-enhancing school reforms in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are necessary for economic, political and social reasons. Using student-level data from Jordan and Tunisia, this study assesses the relationship between skills and the following school incentive and accountability measures: pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Incentives, Educational Change
Tristan-Lopez, Agustin; Mendoza-Gonzalez, Liliana; Diaz-Gutierrez, Maria Antonieta; Flores-Vazquez, Gustavo; Solis-Gonzalez, Roberto; Canales-Sanchez, Damian; Morelos-Mora, Placido; de la C. Hernandez, Yesenia – Online Submission, 2008
The international OECD PISA [Programme for International Assessment] 2006 test focused on the performance of Sciences of 15 years old students. The unsatisfactory results from Mexico were submitted to analysis, including multilevel models, to explain the origin of their deficiencies. It was clear that a differential functioning behavior or a…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Science Tests, Test Validity, Test Construction