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Erol, Huseyin – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Purpose: Events that occur around the world may cause a global impact in a short time. Therefore, it is important to not only understand the underlying causes and analyze their relationship but also know the location where they arise. This study investigated whether eighth-grade students have the ability to position Turkey and the neighboring…
Descriptors: Map Skills, Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Private Schools
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Ozcan, Hasan; Koca, Esra – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Purpose: This study aimed to develop an attitude scale to find out middle school students' (grades 5 through 8) attitudes towards science and to investigate the effects of grade level on students' attitudes towards science. Research Method: Cross-sectional survey method was used in this study. The attitude towards the science scale developed by…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Student Attitudes, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Ozmen, Zeynep Medine; Guven, Bulent; Kurak, Yasin – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Purpose: Previous research focused on graphical skills of the students, which remains a gap that exists, and there has not been comprehensive research on students' graphical literacy abilities. The present study aims to picture graphical literacy levels of the 8th grade students concerning the "reading," "interpreting,"…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Knowledge Level, Graphs
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Ilgun Dibek, Munevver – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Purpose: Cross-cultural comparisons based on ordinal Likert-type rating scales have been threatened by response style which is systematic tendencies to respond to items regardless of the item content. So, this study aimed to investigate the effect of extreme response style and acquisance response style on TIMSS 2015 data. Method: The sample of…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Mathematics Achievement
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Akin Arikan, Cigdem – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Problem Statement: Equating can be defined as a statistical process that allows modifying the differences between test forms with similar content and difficulty so that the scores obtained from these forms can be used interchangeably. In the literature, there are many equating methods, one of which is Kernel equating. Trends in International…
Descriptors: Equated Scores, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Ozgenel, Mustafa; Caliskan Yilmaz, Filiz; Baydar, Feyza – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Purpose: The present research is conducted to identify whether or not school climate is predictive of secondary school students' attachment to school. Research Methods: In the research, a quantitative research model, namely relational survey model, was preferred. The research population consists of secondary school students attending public…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Predictor Variables, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Ilhan, Mustafa; Guler, Nese – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Purpose: This study aimed to compare difficulty indices calculated for open-ended items in accordance with the classical test theory (CTT) and the Many-Facet Rasch Model (MFRM). Although theoretical differences between CTT and MFRM occupy much space in the literature, the number of studies empirically comparing the two theories is quite limited.…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Test Items, Test Theory, Item Response Theory
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Akgul, Savas; Kahveci, Nihat Gurel – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Statement of Problem: Although there is a rapidly increasing interest in creativity in specific domains such as science and math, there are not enough valid and reliable scales to assess students' creativity in these domains. If mathematical creativity potential can be measured, then the curriculum can be adapted to address the needs of creative…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Mathematics Instruction, Creativity, Middle School Students
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Karahan, Engin; Canbazoglu Bilici, Sedef; Unal, Aycin – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Problem Statement: Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education aims at improving students' knowledge and skills in science and math, and thus their attitudes and career choices in these areas. The ultimate goal in STEM education is to create scientifically literate individuals who can survive in the global economy. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Grade 8, Student Attitudes
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Kan, Adnan; Bulut, Okan – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Problem Statement: Performance assessments have emerged as an alternative method to measure what a student knows and can do. One of the shortcomings of performance assessments is the subjectivity and inconsistency of raters in scoring. A common criticism of performance assessments is the subjective nature of scoring procedures. The effectiveness…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Scoring Rubrics, Models, Experienced Teachers
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Ogurlu, Üzeyir; Serap, Emir – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Problem Statement: The presence of leaders who will lead societies to success is an important gain for a society. In the present time, leadership development has become a strategic requirement. Although there is a common agreement on the need for leadership education, there are few studies on the education process of leadership and the efficacy of…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Training, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Yalçinkaya, Elvan – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Problem Statement: History is a science that helps people guide their futures; it is an indispensable part of education. It is important for students to know the past well in order to understand the present better and direct their future. History does not have magical laws to generalize in predicting future. However, we have to know that history…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Figurative Language, History Instruction, Concept Formation
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Kablan, Zeynel; Kaya, Sibel – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Problem Statement: The interest in raising levels of achievement in math and science has led to a focus on investigating the factors that shape achievement in these subjects. Understanding how different learning styles might influence science achievement may guide educators in their efforts to raise achievement. This study is an attempt to examine…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Grade 8, Science Tests, Statistical Analysis
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Erbas, Ayhan Kürsat; Tuncer Teksoz, Gaye; Tekkaya, Ceren – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Problem statement: Contemporary global environmental problems have highlighted the importance of acting responsibly towards natural resources and the environment. The role of science education in shaping how people interact with the environment, therefore, has gained importance. The science education community has responded to this challenge by…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Conservation (Environment), Science Education, Environmental Education