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Global Study Validates Best Practices In Teaching
2013-10-01 08:46:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first global study to examine the issue of cultural educational excellence confirms that parental and administrative support is critical to academic success. The report, released Monday by the IEA and the TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College, also quantifies the strengths of educational best practices in reading, math and science, both at school and at home. "The data supports many long held beliefs...

2012-12-12 12:46:23

Results of 2011 TIMSS and PIRLS assessments released by Boston College researchers Students from East Asian countries, in addition to a select group of European countries, outperformed students around the world in mathematics, science and reading at both the fourth and eighth grades, according to results released Dec. 11 by Lynch School of Education Professors Ina V.S. Mullis and Michael O. Martin, executive directors of the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center. The Trends in...

2011-07-11 08:38:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carson-Dellosa Publishing, LLC, a leader in supplemental educational resources for Pre-K-grade 8, is currently offering teachers an innovative new range of learning materials built around the highly acclaimed Singapore Math instructional method. The math curriculum in Singapore has been accepted worldwide for its excellence in producing students highly skilled in mathematics. "Utilizing Singapore Math techniques, which have been recognized...

2010-01-14 13:36:53

First-generation immigrant adolescents in Canada performed below average in math and science in recent testing indicating that these students may be struggling to succeed in the educational system. These results from a study by Queen's University Faculty of Education PhD candidate Shaljan Areepattamannil are surprising because they contradict findings of other studies. "Immigrant children are the fastest growing sector in the Canadian child population and account for nearly one in five...

2008-09-21 03:00:25

By Anonymous A mere 13% of undergraduate education schools require sufficient amounts of relevant math coursework for prospective elementary teachers, according to a report by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), Washington, D.C. The organization rated schools in 49 states by studying entrance and exit requirements, tests, textbooks, course syllabi, and state licensing exams. The results shed new light on why American kids fare so poorly on international comparisons. Math scores...

2008-07-09 18:00:11

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kathleen Roth, Ph.D, Director and Chief Scientist of the LessonLab Research Institute (LLRI), addressed the nation's leading experts on the integration of science education with literacy this week at the Literacy Institute's 2008 conference, Connecting Literacy to Promote Student Success. Dr. Roth's speech, "Using Content Storylines to Connect Science and Literacy," presented lessons learned from the Trends in International Mathematics and...

2004-12-14 14:28:32

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. eighth-graders are gaining on their peers across the globe in science and math, but fourth-graders are being passed as their test scores remain stagnant, according to an international review of school performance. The 2003 test results released Tuesday offer some hope and relief to the United States, coming just a week after its 15-year-olds did poorly in math in another prominent comparison. The achievement gap between black and white children is shrinking, the new...

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