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Prusinski, Ellen; Hastedt, Dirk; Dohr, Sandra – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2019
In TIMSS 2015, while two-thirds of students in grade 4 reported feeling very safe at school, by grade 8, less than half of the students surveyed reported feeling a high level of safety. Overall, girls were more likely to report feeling safe than boys. For both genders, feeling safe at school seemed to be positively related to academic achievement…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Safety, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences
Stacey, Oliver; De Lazzari, Giulia; Grayson, Hilary; Griffin, Hazel; Jones, Emily; Taylor, Amanda; Thomas, David – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
Globalization is a powerful force with far reaching impacts on education and education policy. The growth of large scale international surveys of student achievement and the increasing role played by intergovernmental agencies in education means that the influence that globalization exerts on education is likely to increase even further in the…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Global Approach, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
Sandoval-Hernández, Andrés, Ed.; Isac, Maria Magdalena, Ed.; Miranda, Daniel, Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
This thematic report identifies factors and conditions that can help schools and education systems promote tolerance in a globalized world. The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's (IEA's) International Civic and Citizenship Study (ICCS) is a comparative research program designed to investigate the ways in…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Citizenship Education
Hopfenbeck, Therese N.; Lenkeit, Jenny – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
International large-scale assessments (ILSAs) have had an increasing influence on the discourse surrounding education systems around the world. However, the results of these studies tend to have less impact on pedagogy in the classroom than would be expected. For example, a recent review of 114 published peer-reviewed articles on the IEA's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Grade 4, Reading Achievement
Lin, Fou-Lai – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
The Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is a time-series database, which provides an early warning for necessary curricular reforms in mathematics and science subjects and offers an opportunity for schools and policymakers to reflect on the effectiveness of educational changes. It provides vital data for governments and researchers to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Utilization, Mathematics Education, Educational Change
Meinck, Sabine; Stancel-Piatak, Agnes; Verdisco, Aimee – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
Prior research shows that establishing early literacy and numeracy skills may help children achieve better outcomes in later schooling. Data from the Regional Project on Child Development Indicators (PRIDI), which focused on Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Peru, provided insights into four domains of child development that build the…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Numeracy, Family Environment, Parent Influence
Rutkowski, David; Rutkowski, Leslie – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
Over the past two decades, there has been rapid growth in understanding of bullying in schools and its many negative effects. The reported incidence of bullying and other school violence has increased over time, and UNESCO recently estimated that 246 million children and adolescents experience violence in and around school every year (UNESCO…
Descriptors: Bullying, Violence, Foreign Countries, Prevention
Lafontaine, Dominique; Dupont, Virginie; Schillings, Patricia – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
PIRLS 2016 data from eight education systems were used to examine how teachers from three different language groups differed in their teaching of reading literacy. Teaching reading practices differed substantially between the three linguistic/cultural groups. In English-speaking systems, effective practices for establishing reading literacy seem…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Cultural Differences
Rožman, Mojca; Klieme, Eckhard – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's (IEA's) Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) can reveal a great deal about national teaching cultures and policies. Changes in instructional practices over more than a decade may be studied from a cross-cultural perspective. Using teacher and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices
Howie, Sarah; Chamberlain, Megan – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's (IEA's) Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 provided evidence which showed differences in the reading achievement of students who spoke the language of assessment at home and those who did not for many countries including a selection of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, International Assessment, Reading Achievement
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Foy, Pierre; Hooper, Martin – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
The Internet has become the primary source for obtaining information at work, at home, and for school. Because Internet reading increasingly is becoming one of the central ways students are acquiring information, in 2016, the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) was extended to include ePIRLS--an innovative assessment of online…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Grade 4, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
Martin, Michael O., Ed.; Mullis, Ina V. S., Ed.; Hooper, Martin, Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
"Methods and Procedures in PIRLS 2016" documents the development of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) assessments and questionnaires and describes the methods used in sampling, translation verification, data collection, database construction, and the construction of the achievement and context questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Grade 4, International Assessment
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Foy, Pierre; Hooper, Martin – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) was inaugurated in 2001 as a follow-up to International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's 1991 Reading Literacy Study. Conducted every five years, PIRLS assesses the reading achievement of young students in their fourth year of schooling--an important transition…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Grade 4, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
Burroughs, Nathan; Chudgar, Amita – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
Does teacher quality differ within and between countries, and how are measures of teacher quality related to instructional alignment and instructional time in mathematics? Fourth-grade classroom data from the IEA's Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015 revealed that although measures of teacher quality were only weakly related to…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teacher Effectiveness, Grade 4, Achievement Tests
Katschnig, Tamara; Hastedt, Dirk – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
School safety is an important factor in schools. Data from the IEA's Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) indicate that perceptions of school safety are directly related to academic success. School safety seems to be particularly relevant for immigrant students, as their perceptions of safety appear to be more strongly…
Descriptors: School Safety, Immigrants, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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