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Van Houtte, Mieke – Educational Studies, 2004
Recently, research into gender differences in achievement has mainly concentrated on the underperformance of boys in comparison with girls. Qualitative research in particular points to the importance of the gender-specific cultures adolescents experience. The purpose of this article is to test quantitatively the explanatory value of academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Comparative Analysis, Gender Differences
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Yang, Der-Ching; Huang, Fang-Yu – Educational Studies, 2004
Twenty classes in ten schools with 627 sixth-grade students in five cities in Taiwan participated in this study. The research provides information on the performance differences among written computation, pictorial representation, symbolic representation and number sense. The results of One-way ANOVA analysis indicate that significant difference…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Number Concepts, Mathematics Skills, Grade 6
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Nakamura, Yuji – Educational Studies, 2001
This paper examines the rating scale data of oral proficiency tests analyzed by a Rasch Analysis focusing on an item map and factor analysis. In discussing the item map, the difficulty order of six items and students' answering patterns are analyzed using descriptive statistics and measures of central tendency of test scores. The data ranks the…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Dialogs (Language), Elementary Secondary Education, Factor Analysis
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Ahmann, J. Stanley – Educational Studies, 1979
Discusses data relating to performance of students on achievement tests. Describes an achievement study, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which follows achievement trends in basic skills, general subject matter, humanities, and fine arts. (Author/DB) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Program…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Creativity, Educational Assessment
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Youngman, M. B. – Educational Studies, 1979
Discusses a study to compare the performances of different item analysis procedures by using five scales covering intellectual and attitudinal domains. Results are presented. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education