Educational achievement in English-speaking countries: do different surveys tell the same story?


Micklewright, John and Schnepf, Sylke V. (2004) Educational achievement in English-speaking countries: do different surveys tell the same story? Southampton, UK, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, 39pp. (S3RI Applications and Policy Working Papers, (A04/10) ).

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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).

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 7806
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2004
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:00
Publisher: Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/7806

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