Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Trude Nilsen, Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Sigrid Blömeke
    Pages 1-19 Open Access
  3. Sigrid Blömeke, Rolf Vegar Olsen, Ute Suhl
    Pages 21-50 Open Access
  4. Guri A. Nortvedt, Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Anne-Catherine W. Lehre
    Pages 97-113 Open Access
  5. Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Trude Nilsen
    Pages 135-147 Open 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 TIMSS School climate Bullying Reading in mathematics International large scale assessment Quantitative methods ILSA

Editors and affiliations

  • Trude Nilsen
    • 1
  • Jan-Eric Gustafsson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Oslo BlindernNorway
  2. 2.Dept. of Education and Special EducationUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) 2016
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41251-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41252-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-1631
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-164X
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