Teacher-Related Inequity Factors

  • Murad Jurdak

This chapter focuses on investigating the impact of teacher-related inequity factors based on the TIMSS 2003 Teacher Questionnaire and TIMSS 2003 math assessment data. In this chapter, the teacher-related factors measure teachers’ perceptions of selected school and classroom practices, as much as they can be derived from TIMSS 2003 Teacher Questionnaire. The dependent variable is the The Average Plausible Score for the Mathematics Teacher (APSMT). Since the original TIMSS teacher file did not include the mean math score of the students taught by the same teacher, a linkage program was developed to assign for each math teacher the mean math score of his/her stu-dents.The APSMT was computed to be the mean of the Average Mathematics Plausible Score for the students in the sample taught by that mathematics teacher (see Chapter 7). In this chapter, a teacher-related inequity factor is defined to be a teacher-related factor that accounts for a significant percentage of the between-class variance (classes taught by the same math teacher).


Mathematics Teacher School Climate Mathematics Achievement Teacher Practice Mathematics Lesson 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EducationAmerican University of Beirut (AUB)BeirutLebanon

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