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Eck, James H.; Bellamy, G. Thomas; Schaffer, Eugene; Stringfield, Sam; Reynolds, David – Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), 2011
The authors of this monograph assert that by assisting school systems to more closely resemble "high reliability" organizations (HROs) that already exist in other industries and benchmarking against top-performing education systems from around the globe, America's school systems can transform themselves from compliance-driven…
Descriptors: Best Practices, School Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Commercialization
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Schmidt, William H.; Cogan, Leland S.; Houang, Richard T.; McKnight, Curtis C. – American Journal of Education, 2011
This article utilizes the 1999 TIMSS-R data from U.S. states and districts to explore the consequences of variation in opportunities to learn specific mathematics content. Analyses explore the relationship between classroom mathematics content coverage and student achievement as measured by the TIMSS-R international mathematics scaled score.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Course Content, Correlation
Katzman, John – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
It's no surprise that, 28 years after the publication of "A Nation at Risk," school-reform efforts have generated so little effect. The nation's schools have proven, over the past century, adept at resisting change. Recent attempts to inject accountability and innovation have brought an important opportunity. No Child Left Behind helped…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Innovation, Educational Change, Public Education
Burge, Bethan – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2015
This election factsheet highlights the following points: (1) It isn't always possible to say with certainty from looking at a country's rank in the PISA educational league tables alone whether one country or economy has definitely performed better than another; (2) England's position in the league tables is dependent on which countries and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, Comparative Analysis
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Plisko, Valena White – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
International large-scale assessments (ILSAs) play a distinct role in the United States' decentralized federal education system. Separate from national and state assessments, they offer an external, objective measure for the United States to assess student performance comparatively with other countries and over time. The US engagement in ILSAs…
Descriptors: International Studies, Group Testing, Comparative Education, Comparative Testing
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Turgut, Guliz – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2013
The ranking of the United States in major international tests such as the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), and Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is used as the driving force and rationale for the current educational reforms in the United…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Success, Educational Strategies, Educational Indicators
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Marsh, Herbert W.; Abduljabbar, Adel Salah; Abu-Hilal, Maher M.; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Abdelfattah, Faisal; Leung, Kim Chau; Xu, Man K.; Nagengast, Benjamin; Parker, Philip – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
For the international Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS2007) math and science motivation scales (self-concept, positive affect, and value), we evaluated the psychometric properties (factor structure, method effects, gender differences, and convergent and discriminant validity) in 4 Arab-speaking countries (Saudi Arabia,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Validity, Foreign Countries
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Tienken, Christopher H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2013
Secretary of Education Duncan (2010) lamented the state of U.S. education in 2010 after the release of the results from the 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). He wrote: "Unfortunately, the 2009 PISA results show that American students are poorly prepared to compete in today's knowledge economy. President Obama has…
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Testing
Parveva, Teodora; Noorani, Sogol; Ranguelov, Stanislav; Motiejunaite, Akvile; Kerpanova, Viera – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2011
Competence in mathematics is integral to a wide range of disciplines, professions and areas of life. This Eurydice report reveals crucial elements of the policies and practices that shape mathematics instruction in European education systems, focusing on reforms of mathematics curricula, teaching and assessment methods, as well as teacher…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Low Achievement, Teacher Education Programs, Mathematics Curriculum
Kober, Nancy; Usher, Alexandra – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Public education matters, whether you're a student, parent, teacher, administrator, employer, or taxpayer. Although you undoubtedly know something about public education, you may be unaware of important facts about the U.S. educational system or may be surprised to learn how things have changed in recent years. This edition of "A Public…
Descriptors: Public Education, School Location, Student Mobility, School Choice
Kober, Nancy; Rentner, Diane Stark; Jennings, Jack – Center on Education Policy, 2006
Public education matters, whether one is a student, parent, teacher, volunteer, employer, employee, or taxpayer. Although an individual undoubtedly knows something about public education, he may be unaware of important facts about the U.S. education system or may be surprised to learn how things have changed in recent years. In this primer on…
Descriptors: Public Education, School Location, School Choice, Home Schooling
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Forbes, Cory; Lange, Kim; Möller, Kornelia; Biggers, Mandy; Laux, Mira; Zangori, Laura – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
To help explain the differences in students' performance on internationally administered science assessments, cross-national, video-based observational studies have been advocated, but none have yet been conducted at the elementary level for science. The USA and Germany are two countries with large formal education systems whose students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Video Technology, Elementary School Science
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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
Im, Sungmin; Yoo, Junehee; Pak, Sung-Jae – Journal of the Korean Association for Research in Science Education, 2001
Analyzes three different types of science teacher education systems: (1) Focusing Undergraduate Certification of Education (FUCE); (2) Open Undergraduate Certification of Education (OUCE); and (3) Post Graduate Certification of Education (PGCE). Discusses science teacher education systems and their outcomes such as the quality of the science…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Science Instruction
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Dunac, Patricia S.; Demir, Kadir – Educational Review, 2017
The racial and ethnic makeup of the United States is in constant flux and is expected to experience substantial increases in racial and ethnic diversity over the next four decades. The problem the American educational system faces is attempting to problematize race/racism in its educational system and creating a system to counteract educational…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Whites, Culturally Relevant Education
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