Science performance of United States youth on international exams : A cross-cultural meta-synthesis Public

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  • The purpose of this meta-synthesis was to investigate why students from the U.S. receive the scores they do on the international TIMSS and PISA science exams. This work sought to shed light on the perceived disparity between science performance of U.S. students and students from other countries. To do so, twenty-two papers that offered possible explanations for U.S. science performance in an international context were reviewed and synthesized. One important finding was that several variables had different effects on science achievement in different countries; for the most part, there were no trends that indicated high-performing nations engaged in certain practices that low-performing nations did not. As such, in order to work towards better science education and achievement, these findings suggest that the U.S. might more effectively shape policy by modeling high-performing schools within the U.S., rather than by modeling other high-performing countries. Key Words: TIMSS, PISA, science education, science performance/achievement
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