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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2013, Vol. 9(3) 194-217

An Investigation of the Mathematical Literacy of Students Aged 15 in terms of Pisa 2003 Mathematical Literacy Questions: Results from Turkey

Esra Azapagasi Ilbagi, & Levent Akgun

pp. 194 - 217   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2013.014

Published online: October 15, 2013  |   Number of Views: 1  |  Number of Download: 23


Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the mathematical literacy of the  15-year-old students in terms of PISA mathematical literacy questions. The research model of this study is the survey model in the quantitative models. The sample of this study was composed of 1.227 students who received formal education in five different types of schools (science high schools, Anatolian high schools, private high schools, public high schools and vocational high schools) of various cities, each of which was selected from each of seven geographical regions in Turkey. Nine questions were applied and revealed in the mathematical area in  PISA in 2003 as a data collection tool. The results of this study show that, in terms of the proportion of answering the assessment questions, the best performing type of school is science high schools. It was shown that a great number of students still cannot answer the proficiency level questions in the desired way and only half can answer the lower- intermediate and intermediate questions.

Keywords: Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Mathematical literacy, 15-year-old students


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Ilbagi, E.A. & Akgun, L. (2013). An Investigation of the Mathematical Literacy of Students Aged 15 in terms of Pisa 2003 Mathematical Literacy Questions: Results from Turkey . International Journal of Progressive Education, 9(3), 194-217.

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Ilbagi, E. and Akgun, L. (2013). An Investigation of the Mathematical Literacy of Students Aged 15 in terms of Pisa 2003 Mathematical Literacy Questions: Results from Turkey . International Journal of Progressive Education, 9(3), pp. 194-217.

Chicago 16th edition
Ilbagi, Esra Azapagasi and Levent Akgun (2013). "An Investigation of the Mathematical Literacy of Students Aged 15 in terms of Pisa 2003 Mathematical Literacy Questions: Results from Turkey ". International Journal of Progressive Education 9 (3):194-217.

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