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Evaluation of students’ performance at lower secondary education. An empirical analysis using TIMSS and PISA data.
Grazia Graziosi

Last modified: 2018-05-13


The present paper aims to investigate the net impact of lower secondaryeducation on the level of literacy in mathematics, using the international assessmentof educational systems provided by TIMSS in 2007 and PISA in 2012, acrossOECD countries and partners. We apply a pseudo–panel approach, linking PISAachievements of 15-year-old students in 2012 with those of the same cohort in the2007 edition of TIMSS, since the same generation of students is taken into account.From this perspective, we are able to assess the cumulative effects of education ofstudents at 4th grade in 2007 on performance at 9th grade in 2012.


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