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Hungi, Njora; Ngware, Moses – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
The objective of this article is to investigate the effects of preschool participation on learning achievement and to estimate the optimal duration of preschool participation needed for pupils to perform their best in mathematics at the Grade 6 level in Uganda. The sample consisted of 2649 Grade 6 pupils, attending 82 schools across two rural…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 6, Elementary School Students
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Hungi, Njora; Ngware, Moses; Mahuro, Gerald; Muhia, Nelson – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
The paper uses multilevel analysis procedures to examine individual- and group-level learning barriers that have the greatest impact on pupil achievement in Uganda. The data for this study were collected in 2014 among 2711 Grade 6 pupils attending 82 schools in two rural districts of Iganga and Mayuge in Uganda. Data used in this paper are part of…
Descriptors: Barriers, Grade 6, Rural Schools, Foreign Countries
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Egodawatte, Gunawardena – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
In education, there is a growing interest in the concept of "competency" especially in vocational training and professional development. The concept is strongly associated with the ability to apply knowledge and skills in effective ways in unanticipated situations. In Sri Lanka, a new competency-based mathematics curriculum was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Mathematics
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Vista, Alvin; Grantham, Tarek – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2009
This is a normative study to investigate the transferability of norms from western-based intelligence tests to Filipino students. More than 2,700 Filipino sixth graders were sampled across the country and administered the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT). Scores were then compared to the US normative sample. The results showed no significant…
Descriptors: Gifted, Nonverbal Tests, Intelligence Tests, Norms
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Mahimuang, Sucheera – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
This study aimed to demonstrate an approach to measuring the value-added contribution to academic achievement made by education, and to identify the direct and indirect effects of a school's practices and its contexts. Multilevel modeling using hierarchical linear model (HLM) was employed to adjust the effect of pupil background characteristics…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Academic Achievement, Grade 6, Grade 4