Bailey, Mark F and Borooah, Vani (2010): What Enhances Mathematical Ability? A CrossCountry Analysis Based on Test Scores of 15year Olds. Published in: Applied Economics , Vol. 42, No. 29 (30. July 2008): pp. 37233733.

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Abstract
This paper examines the mathematical abilities of 15year olds in a range of countries which participated in the 2003 cycle of the OCED’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Utilising information on the scores obtained by individual students in the mathematical part of the PISA assessment, we use a range of indicators from the literature on inequality and poverty to evaluate the “mathematical performance” of participating countries. Since data from PISA contained a wealth of information on the circumstances of the students, in terms of their home and school environment, we identify, and examine the relative influence of, factors which serve to enhance the mathematical performance of students in the PISA assessment.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  What Enhances Mathematical Ability? A CrossCountry Analysis Based on Test Scores of 15year Olds 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  Mathematics; schools; Testing; Countries 
Subjects:  I  Health, Education, and Welfare > I2  Education and Research Insititutions > I21  Analysis of Education C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2  Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C25  Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions 
Item ID:  25676 
Depositing User:  Vani / K Borooah 
Date Deposited:  09. Feb 2011 19:50 
Last Modified:  15. Feb 2013 23:23 
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