Student Achievement: Perspectives, Assessment and Improvement Strategies


Gary Hughes (Editor)

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU011000

This book provides new research on student achievement. Chapter One assesses the primary effects in attention, recall and judgement patterns of simultaneously presented student information. Chapter Two reviews visual and auditory learning. Chapter Three analyzes how family, school and country factors affect the academic performance of students by adopting an ecological systems approach that encompasses attributes of the country, school, and students’ families. Chapter Four explores the relationship between theories of intelligence and academic achievement in middle school students taking a science course. Chapter Five studies school-based assessment techniques of students’ learning in science classrooms. Chapter Six examines new paradigms for promoting student achievement and excellence. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Primacy Effects in Attention, Recall and Judgment Patterns of Simultaneously Presented Student Information: Evidence from an Eye-Tracking Study
Thomas Hörstermann, Ineke M. Pit-ten Cate, Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt, and Sabine Glock (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Germany, and others)

Chapter 2. Visual and Auditory Learning: Differentiating Instruction via Sensory Modality and its Effects on Memory
Joshua A. Cuevas (University of North Georgia, Georgia, USA)

Chapter 3. Country, Family, and School Factors Affecting Student Achievement: Evidence from International Tests
Ming Ming Chiu and Sung Wook Joh (Department of Educational Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA, and others)

Chapter 4. Implicit Theories of Intelligence: Outcomes on Academic Achievement, Self-Efficacy, and Effort in Science Education
William Liming and Joshua Cuevas (University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, USA)

Chapter 5. School-Based Assessment Techniques of Students’ Learning in Science Classrooms: Evidence from Science Teachers in Nigeria
Akinyele Oyetunde Ariyo (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Bwari, Garki – Abuja, Nigeria, West Africa)

Chapter 6. Critical Play: New Paradigms for Promoting Student Achievement and Excellence
Wendy Barber (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON, Canada)


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