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Sumit Karn; Vandita Churiwal; Chris Henderson; Mia Chin; Shreya Sanjeev – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2023
Although primary school enrollment in Pakistan has increased in the last two decades, schooling quality for girls and boys remains a central challenge. Furthermore, strides made toward gender parity are yet to address pervasive inequities in schooling outcomes. To provide insight on this matter, this paper interrogates girls' achievement in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Quality
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Unlu, Ali; Schurig, Michael – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
Recently, performance profiles in reading, mathematics and science were created using the data collectively available in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011. In addition, a classification of children to the end of their primary school years was…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Tests, Foreign Countries
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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