Gender and School Location Differences in Mathematics Achievement Using TIMSS Test for the Grade Eight in Jordan

Mamoon Mohammad Al-shannaq


This study examines potential gender and school location differences in the mathematics achievement of the Jordanian schools. The sample size consisted of more than (400) students for both genders and school location at (10) schools randomly selected in the Ma'an governorate in the scholastic year (2014/2015) second semester. To achieve the objective of the study, the mathematics achievement test was constructed by adopting TIMSS items after verifying its validity and reliability. The results for both genders and school location were compared. The results showed than the male students higher achievement in mathematics than the female students, and students in urban schools achieved higher scores than their peers in rural and badia schools.

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(Gender, School Location, Mathematics Achievement, TIMSS Test, and Grade Eight)

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