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Title:Educational Achievement in English-Speaking Countries : Do Different Surveys Tell the Same Story? PDF Logo
Authors:Schnepf, Sylke Viola
Micklewright, John
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 1186
Abstract:International surveys of educational achievement are typically analysed in isolation from each other with no indication as to whether new results confirm or contradict those from earlier surveys. The paper pulls together results from four surveys to compare average levels of achievement, inequality of achievement, and the correlates of achievement (especially family background) among the six English-speaking OECD countries and between them and countries from Continental Europe. Our aim is to see whether a robust pattern emerges across the different sources: the Trends in International Maths and Science Study (TIMSS), the Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA), the Programme of International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS).
Subjects:education
test scores
PISA
TIMSS
PIRLS
IALS
JEL:I21
J24
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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