Teachers’ Characteristics and their Effect on Students’ Mathematical Achievement in the 4th grade: A Comparative Study between Saudi Arabia and the United States of America according to (TIMSS 2019)

  • Maha Ibrahim Alomiear Mathematics Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. alomermaha@gmail.com
  • Ahmed Mubarak Alreshidi Assistant professor of Mathematics Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. aalreshidi@ksu.edu.sa ORCID: 0000000313805185 https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1380-5185
Keywords: Teachers’ characteristics, Mathematical achievement, 4th grade, TIMSS2019, Saudi Arabia, USA

Abstract

The study aims to investigate some characteristics of fourth-grade mathematics teachers in Saudi Arabia and the United States of America, which may affect students’ mathematical achievement. Thus, the research utilized fourth-grade students’ data, as the average score of students was (398) compared to (535) in the Unites States. Post fact design was used with a sample of (4174) students and (170) teachers in Saudi Arabia, and (8353) students and (451) teachers in the United States. Result indicated that teacher’s gender, age, educational level, and qualification are significant variables that impact mathematical achievement in Saudi Arabia. Results also showed that teachers’ years of experience, hours of professional development spent by the teacher during the past two years, and teacher gender are significant variable which impact students’ mathematical achievement in America. As for the teachers’ gender, findings showed significant differences were in favor of students taught by female teachers in both countries.

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Author Biography

Ahmed Mubarak Alreshidi, Assistant professor of Mathematics Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. aalreshidi@ksu.edu.sa ORCID: 0000000313805185

Assistant professor of Mathematics Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  aalreshidi@ksu.edu.sa

ORCID: 0000000313805185

Published
2021-12-15
How to Cite
Alomiear, M., & Alreshidi, A. (2021). Teachers’ Characteristics and their Effect on Students’ Mathematical Achievement in the 4th grade: A Comparative Study between Saudi Arabia and the United States of America according to (TIMSS 2019). International Journal of Research in Educational Sciences. (IJRES), 5(1), 91 - 128. Retrieved from https://iafh.net/index.php/IJRES/article/view/329
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