Gender Gaps in Student Achievement in Turkey Evidence From PISA 2015 and TIMSS 2015
Due to its scope, continuity and international validity Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) are suitable tools for policy making. Evidence provided by these evaluations can be used to improve students’ academic achievements and well-being.
With the collaboration of Aydın Doğan Foundation, we analyzed performance differences between girls and boys in PISA 2015 and TIMSS 2015 and published our policy note based on the main findings of “Gender Gaps in Student Achievement in Turkey” studies.
In the policy note, both PISA and TIMSS data is analyzed based on gender, and endowments of girls and boys in Turkey, such as sense of belonging to school, achievement motivation, attitudes towards learning, are examined. By analyzing the achievements of girls and boys in translating these endowments into their performance, policy recommendations are made for students to use their full potential and be successful.