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Arikan, Serkan; van de Vijver, Fons J. R.; Yagmur, Kutlay – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
The few studies on the achievement differences of mainstream and immigrant primary school students in large-scale assessments point to an achievement gap in many subject areas, with immigrant students trailing mainstream students. A recurrent methodological problem of these studies is that the two student groups do not come from comparable…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Immigrants, Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Education
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Abu-Hilal, Maher M.; Abdelfattah, Faisal A.; Alshumrani, Saleh A.; Abduljabbar, Adel S.; Marsh, Herbert W. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
The aims of this study are to: (a) assess if cognitive self-concept (competence) and affective self-concept in mathematics and science are different constructs, (b) evaluate the construct validity of self-concept in the context of conflation and separation, and (c) test if the relationships among cognitive and affective variables are invariant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Construct Validity, Self Concept, Questionnaires
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Olsen, Rolf V.; Turmo, Are; Lie, Svein – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2001
Discusses how responses to multiple-choice items could be interpreted, demonstrates how responses on constructed-response items can be analyzed, and examines interactions between item characteristics and student responses. Uses information, specifically items and student responses, from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education
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Klieme, Echhard; Baumert, Jurgen – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2001
Explores profiles of mathematical competencies in upper secondary students within six countries: (1) Austria; (2) France; (3) Germany; (4) Sweden; (5) Switzerland; and (6) the United States. Explains that results from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) test were in line with expectations about cultural and instructional…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Research, Foreign Countries