Work detail

Czech System of Compulsory Education - PISA data analysis

Author: Bc. Barbora Žďárská
Year: 2016 - summer
Leaders: doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík CSc.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: Czech
Pages: 72
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Abstract: This thesis is aimed at the effect of the educational reform, carried out in 2004, on the performance of
Czech students. Moreover, the thesis analyses the impact of factors such as for instance sex, economic
and social status, nationality, age on the results of Czech schoolchildren. The thesis deals with the
importance of education as an indicator of level of development of a state. For the purposes of the
research about educational system the thesis uses data from a survey PISA (Programme for International
Student Assessment). The PISA is the best-known international comparative survey for the evaluation of
the standard of an educational system of a country. The theoretical part of the thesis gives information
about the methodology used during the data collection. The thesis also describes a critical perspective on
the assessment, which is considered a controversial topic nowadays. In order to measure the impact of
the reform the empirical research works with a pooled cross section containing data from 2003, 2006,
2009 and 2012. According to the thesis inquiry performances of pupils are influenced by sex as well as
by social and economic status. However, due to a lack of time periods, the analysis fails to measure the
effectiveness of the educational reform. The thesis is concerned with themes such as an educational
system, a comparative assessment and correlative factors of education. The thesis can in fact function as
groundwork for future analyses.


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