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Cheng, Qiang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Although teaching quality is seen as crucial in affecting students' performance, what types of instructional practices constitute quality teaching remains a question. With the theoretical assumptions of conceptual and procedural mathematics teaching as a guide, this study examined the types of quality mathematics instructional practices that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Educational Quality
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Ringarp, Johanna – European Educational Research Journal, 2016
School issues have become increasingly important in public elections and political debates, leading to increased focus on the results students achieve in international large-scale assessments and in the rankings of the involved countries. One of the most important studies of scholastic performance is the Programme for International Student…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Carnoy, Martin – National Education Policy Center, 2015
Stanford education professor Martin Carnoy examines four main critiques of how international test results are used in policymaking. Of particular interest are critiques of the policy analyses published by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Using average PISA scores as a comparative measure of student achievement is misleading…
Descriptors: Criticism, Reputation, Test Validity, Error of Measurement
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Bodovski, Katerina; Byun, Soo-yong; Chykina, Volha; Chung, Hee Jin – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
We utilised four waves of TIMSS data in addition to the information we have collected on countries' educational systems to examine whether different degrees of standardisation, differentiation, proportion of students in private schools and governmental spending on education influence students' math achievement, its variation and socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Kavadias, Dimokritos; Hemmerechts, Kenneth; Spruyt, Bram – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: There is a tendency to assess educational systems in terms of their efficiency in gaining high scores on cognitive skills. Schools perform, however, also a socializing function. The whole policy debate tends to ignore the impact of educational systems on attitudes or democratic values. This contribution focuses on the impact of the…
Descriptors: Socialization, Citizenship Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Scores
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Heyneman, Stephen P. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
There is ample evidence to suggest that American schools perform worse than schools in many other countries. The U.S. ranks toward the bottom of the industrialized nations on international tests of academic achievement in science and mathematics. Not only may American schools perform worse but they may do so at the same time as they use more…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Educational Quality
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Yang Hansen, Kajsa; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2016
Background: In a previous study, the total, direct and indirect effects of parental education on reading, mathematics and science achievement have been estimated for Grade 4 pupils of 37 countries that participated in PIRLS and TIMSS 2011 studies (Gustafsson et al. in "TIMSS and PIRLS 2011: Relationships among reading, mathematics, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Correlation, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Seeber, Susan; Lehmann, Rainer – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
Germany has relied on its well-established tradition of preparing the workforce through the so-called dual system of practical in-firm training (apprenticeships) and theoretical foundations conveyed by vocational schools. Believing in the high quality of academic school programmes that prepare a small elite for university studies, the German…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Apprenticeships, Vocational Schools
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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
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Drent, Marjolein; Meelissen, Martina R. M.; van der Kleij, Fabienne M. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2013
Worldwide, the interest of policy-makers in participating in studies from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), such as Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) has been growing rapidly over the past two decades. These studies offer the opportunity to relate the teaching and…
Descriptors: International Programs, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Data Analysis
Martin, Michael O., Ed.; Mullis, Ina V. S., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2013
TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) is an international assessment of mathematics and science at the fourth and eighth grades that has been conducted every four years since 1995, with the most recent assessment in 2011. PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) is an international assessment of reading…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Grade 4
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Wendt, Heike; Kasper, Daniel – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2016
Background: In 2011 the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) were conducted at fourth grade in a number of participating countries with a shared representative sample. In this article we investigate whether there are multidimensional proficiency patterns…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education, Columbus, OH. – 1998
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and its results present an opportunity for educators all over the world to examine what is being done in their educational systems and how students achieve in a variety of math and science subjects. This CD-ROM serves as an electronic resource connected to TIMSS. The content information…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Internet
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Salchegger, Silvia – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
A large body of research has demonstrated a big-fish--little-pond effect (BFLPE) by showing that equally able students have lower academic self-concepts in high-ability schools than in low-ability schools. Although the BFLPE generalizes across many countries, it varies significantly between countries. The reasons for this variation are still…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Self Concept, Track System (Education), Selective Admission
Uekawa, Kazuaki; Lange, Rense – 1998
This paper examines the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) for the United States and South Korea. Eighth-grade mathematics scores for the two countries were studied as a function of school level variables and student level variables using Hierarchical Linear Modeling. Urban settings were found to be…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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