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Teacher Quality, Instructional Quality and Student Outcomes

Relationships Across Countries, Cohorts and Time

  • Offers insights on how teacher quality and instructional quality influence student outcomes in mathematics across countries, grades, and time

  • Puts teacher quality and instructional quality in the context of the educational system by accounting for school factors like school climate and bullying

  • Uses robust advanced methods, as well as methods novel to educational research, to ensure reliable results

  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: IEA Research for Education (IEAR, volume 2)

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Conceptual Framework and Methodology of This Report

    • Trude Nilsen, Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Sigrid Blömeke
    Pages 1-19Open Access
  3. Relation of Student Achievement to the Quality of Their Teachers and Instructional Quality

    • Sigrid Blömeke, Rolf Vegar Olsen, Ute Suhl
    Pages 21-50Open Access
  4. The Importance of Instructional Quality for the Relation Between Achievement in Reading and Mathematics

    • Guri A. Nortvedt, Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Anne-Catherine W. Lehre
    Pages 97-113Open Access
  5. Final Remarks

    • Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Trude Nilsen
    Pages 135-147Open Access
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 149-166

About this book

This volume offers insights from modeling relations between teacher quality, instructional quality and student outcomes in mathematics across countries. The relations explored take the educational context, such as school climate, into account. The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement’s Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the only international large-scale study possessing a design framework that enables investigation of relations between teachers, their teaching, and student outcomes in mathematics. TIMSS provides both student achievement data and contextual background data from schools, teachers, students and parents, for over 60 countries.

This book makes a major contribution to the field of educational effectiveness, especially teaching effectiveness, where cross-cultural comparisons are scarce. For readers interested in teacher quality, instructional quality, and student achievement and motivation in mathematics, the comparisons across cultures, grades, and time are insightful and thought-provoking. For readers interested in methodology, the advanced analytical methods, combined with application of methods new to educational research, illustrate interesting novel directions in methodology and the secondary analysis of international large-scale assessment (ILSA).  


  • Teacher quality
  • Instructional quality
  • Mathematics achievement
  • Motivation in mathematics
  • School climate
  • Bullying
  • Reading in mathematics
  • International large scale assessment
  • Quantitative methods
  • ILSA
  • learning and instruction

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Oslo , Blindern, Norway

    Trude Nilsen

  • Dept. of Education and Special Education, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

    Jan-Eric Gustafsson

Bibliographic Information

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Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)