Comparison of International TIMSS 2011 Proficiency Levels and Cut-Off Scores Set by Using Cluster Analysis

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  • Source:
    International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, v6 n1 p155-168 Jun 2019. 15 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
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    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1219520
      International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research. e-mail: ijceroffice@gmail.com; Web site: http://ijcer.net
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      2148-3868
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    • Abstract:
      The aim of the study is to compare TIMSS 2011 proficiency levels with the proficiency levels defined by the researchers using cluster analysis for Turkey, Korean, Norway, and Morocco in 4th and 8 th grades in the fields of science and mathematics. Therefore, it is tried to be reached that these cut-off scores for each country can serve the evaluation of each country itself. For this research, the data gathered from related countries' students was taken from TIMSS 2011 database. Statistical analysis was performed with SPSS Version 21.0 statistic software package. The cut-off scores for these four countries selected in this study for each grade level and course type were defined using cluster analysis. Then, proficiency levels according to these cut-off scores were compared to the general TIMSS 2011 proficiency levels, and so the difference between these levels and percentage of agreement have been examined. According to the results, cut-off scores set by using cluster analysis for Korea were higher than TIMSS international benchmarks. Cut-off scores set for Morocco, Norway, and Turkey were lower than TIMSS international benchmarks. the percentage of agreement of the proficiency levels was found to be between 8.1% and 70.0%, and in general, it has been found that the percentage of agreement was low. Consequently, it is suggested that countries should make a standard-setting study for their own samples instead of using TIMSS international benchmarks for their own evaluations.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      -1
    • Physical Description:
      15
    • Education Level:
      Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      SEP2019
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1219520
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KOYUNCU, M. S.; ERDEMIR, A. Comparison of International TIMSS 2011 Proficiency Levels and Cut-Off Scores Set by Using Cluster Analysis. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, [s. l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 155–168, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 12 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Koyuncu MS, Erdemir A. Comparison of International TIMSS 2011 Proficiency Levels and Cut-Off Scores Set by Using Cluster Analysis. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research. 2019;6(1):155-168. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219520&custid=s8280428. Accessed November 12, 2019.
    • APA:
      Koyuncu, M. S., & Erdemir, A. (2019). Comparison of International TIMSS 2011 Proficiency Levels and Cut-Off Scores Set by Using Cluster Analysis. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 6(1), 155–168. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219520&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Koyuncu, Mahmut Sami, and Aysenur Erdemir. 2019. “Comparison of International TIMSS 2011 Proficiency Levels and Cut-Off Scores Set by Using Cluster Analysis.” International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 6 (1): 155–68. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219520&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Koyuncu, M. S. and Erdemir, A. (2019) ‘Comparison of International TIMSS 2011 Proficiency Levels and Cut-Off Scores Set by Using Cluster Analysis’, International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 6(1), pp. 155–168. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219520&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 12 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Koyuncu, MS & Erdemir, A 2019, ‘Comparison of International TIMSS 2011 Proficiency Levels and Cut-Off Scores Set by Using Cluster Analysis’, International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 155–168, viewed 12 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Koyuncu, Mahmut Sami, and Aysenur Erdemir. “Comparison of International TIMSS 2011 Proficiency Levels and Cut-Off Scores Set by Using Cluster Analysis.” International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, vol. 6, no. 1, June 2019, pp. 155–168. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219520&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Koyuncu, Mahmut Sami, and Aysenur Erdemir. “Comparison of International TIMSS 2011 Proficiency Levels and Cut-Off Scores Set by Using Cluster Analysis.” International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 6, no. 1 (June 1, 2019): 155–68. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219520&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Koyuncu MS, Erdemir A. Comparison of International TIMSS 2011 Proficiency Levels and Cut-Off Scores Set by Using Cluster Analysis. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research [Internet]. 2019 Jun 1 [cited 2019 Nov 12];6(1):155–68. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1219520&custid=s8280428