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Liu, Xiufeng; Whitford, Melinda – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2011
This study examines the relationship between opportunity-to-learn (OTL) at home and students' attainment of science proficiency. The data set used was the 2006 PISA science US national sample. Data mining was used to create patterns of association between home OTL variables and student attainment of science proficiency. It was found that students…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Science Achievement, Profiles, Students
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Bybee, Rodger W. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2008
In today's world, scientific literacy has become essential to full participation of citizens. Certainly, important components of scientific literacy include resource use and environmental quality. The 2006 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) centered on scientific literacy and included resources and environments as two contexts for…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Teaching Methods, Conservation (Environment), Science Process Skills