© 1996

Examining the Examinations

An International Comparison of Science and Mathematics Examinations for College-Bound Students

  • Edward D. Britton
  • Senta A. Raizen

Part of the Evaluation in Education and Human Services book series (EEHS, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Study Background

    1. Edward Britton
      Pages 1-16
  3. Looking Inside the Examinations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Paul Black
      Pages 19-21
    3. Edward Britton, John Dossey, Dwaine Eubanks, Lucy Eubanks, Kjell Gisselberg, Simon Hawkins et al.
      Pages 23-54
    4. Pinchas Tamir
      Pages 55-85
    5. Dwaine Eubanks, Lucy Eubanks
      Pages 87-119
    6. Kjell Gisselberg
      Pages 121-163
    7. John Dossey
      Pages 165-195
  4. Understanding the Examination Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Jack Schwille
      Pages 199-200
    3. Edward Britton, Simon Hawkins, Matthew Gandal
      Pages 201-217
    4. Simon Hawkins, Matthew Gandal, Edward Britton
      Pages 219-249
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 251-278

About this book


Examining the Examinations looks at the required advanced science and mathematics examinations taken by university-bound students in seven countries. This research focuses on topics covered, types of questions used, and performance expected from students. The book concentrates on comparisons of the examinations, illustrating their similarities and differences with selected questions taken from the actual examinations. The international comparisons presented offer a window on educational `laboratories' in seven countries.


College Sample Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study curriculum mathematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Edward D. Britton
    • 1
  • Senta A. Raizen
    • 1
  1. 1.The National Center for Improving Science EducationThe NETWORK, Inc.USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Examining the Examinations
  • Book Subtitle An International Comparison of Science and Mathematics Examinations for College-Bound Students
  • Editors E.D. Britton
    S. Raizen
  • Series Title Evaluation in Education and Human Services
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-9692-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6648-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-0363-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 320
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Assessment, Testing and Evaluation
    International and Comparative Education
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