Hattie & Anderman: International Guide to Student Achievement

The International Guide to Student Achievement by John Hattie and Eric M. Anderman rounds up and analyses the major influences on student achievement in schools. John Hattie and Eric M. Anderman have invited an international group of scholars to write brief, empirically-supported articles about “What works?” and “What works best?” in schools.


The authors examine predictors of student achievement across a variety of topics and domains. Rather than telling teachers what to do in their classrooms, this guide book provides a compendium of research that summarizes what is known about the major influences shaping students’ academic achievement around the world. Teachers, school principals and administrators can apply this knowledge base to their own school development and classroom settings. More than 150 articles serve as a quick and easy reference and can be used to creatively mix the findings into new or existing educational arrangements.

All chapter authors follow a common format that allows readers to more seamlessly compare and contrast information across entries, guiding readers to apply this knowledge to their own classrooms, curriculums and teaching strategies, and teacher training programs.

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Content Overview


By J. Hattie & E. Anderman

1. Understanding Achievement

Edited by E. Anderman & J. Hattie

1.1 Defining student achievement Thomas R. Guskey
1.2 Academic Achievement: An Elementary School Perspective Alan Bates, Rena Shifflet & Miranda Lin
1.3 Academic Achievement: An Adolescent Perspective R. Trent Haines & Christian E. Mueller
1.4 Adult Education and Achievement M Cecil Smith
1.5 Academic Achievement: A Higher Education Perspective Terrell L. Strayhorn
1.6 Developmental Education for Adults and Academic Achievement Joshua D. Hawley & Shu Chen Chiang

2. Influences from the Student

Edited by Mimi Bong (Korea University)

2.1 Entry to School Collette Tayler
2.2 Piagetian Approaches Philip Adey & Michael Shayer
2.3 Entry to Tertiary Education Emer Smyth
2.4 Physical activity Janet Clinton
2.5 Gender influences Judith Gill
2.6 Engagement and Opportunity to Learn Phillip L. Ackerman
2.7 Behavioral Engagement in Learning Jennifer Fredricks
2.8 Goal Setting and Academic Achievement Dominique Morisano & Edwin A. Locke
2.9 Self Reported Grades and GPA Marcus Credé & Nathan R. Kuncel
2.10. Conceptual Change Stella Vosniadou & Panagiotis Tsoumakis
2.11 Social motivation and academic motivation Tim Urdan
2.12 Attitudes and dispositions Robert D. Renaud
2.13 Personality influences Meera Komarraju
2.14 Academic self-concept Herbert W. Marsh & Marjorie Seaton
2.15 Self efficacy Mimi Bong
2.16 Motivation Dale H. Schunk & Carol A. Mullen
2.17 Friendship in school Annemaree Carroll, Stephen Houghton & Sasha Lynn
2.18 Indigenous and Other Minoritized Students Russell Bishop
2.19 Low Academic Success David A. Bergin
2.20 Learning Difficulties in School R. Allan Allday & Mitchell L. Yell

3. Influences from the Home

Edited by Andrew Martin (University of Sydney)

3.1 Resident and Non-Resident Fathers William Jeynes
3.2 Home Environment Burkhard Gniewosz & Jacquelynne S. Eccles
3.3 Socioeconomic Status and Student Achievement Jeanne Brooks-Gunn & Erin Bamgarner
3.4 Welfare Policies Lisa A. Gennetian & Pamela A. Morris
3.5 Family-School Partnerships and Academic Achievement Andrew J. Martin
3.6 Parent Involvement in Learning Wendy S. Grolnick, Jacquelyn N. Raftery, & Elizabeth S. Flamm
3.7 Maternal Employment and Achievement Rachel G. Lucas-Thompson & Wendy A. Goldberg
3.8 Television and Academic Achievement Andrew J. Martin

4. Influences from the School

Edited by Catherine Bradshaw (Johns Hopkins University)

4.1 Charter Schools and Academic Achievement Ann Allen
4.2 Ability Grouping Ed Baines
4.3 Evaluating and Improving Student-Teacher Interactions Anne H. Cash & Bridget K. Hamre
4.4 Mixed-grade elementary-school classes and student achievement Linley Cornish
4.5 School-Based Mental Health Erin Dowdy, Matthew P. Quirk, & Jenna K. Chin
4.6 Achievement in Faith-Based Schools L. Mickey Fenzel
4.7 Class size John Hattie 4.8 Financing Schools Eric A. Hanushek
4.9 Influences of School Layout and Design on Student Achievement C. Kenneth Tanner
4.10 Grade Retention Shane R. Jimerson & Jacqueline A. Brown
4.11 Inclusive Education Geoff Lindsay
4.12 School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Academic Achievement Kent Mcintosh, Sophie V. Ty, Robert H. Horner, & George Sugai 4.13 School Connectedness Clea Mcneely
4.14 Teacher Mentoring, Coaching, and Consultation Elise T. Pas & Daniel S. Newman
4.15 The Link between Student Mobility and Academics Bess Rose & Catherine P. Bradshaw
4.16 Service Learning Shelley H. Billig
4.17 Single-Sex Schools and Academic Achievement Shirley L. Yu & Isabel Rodriguez-Hejazi
4.18 Summer School and Student Achievement in the United States Jordan D. Matsudaira
4.19 Within Class Grouping: Arguments, Practices, and Research Evidence Yiping Lou
4.20 Special Education and Academic Achievement Benjamin Zablotsky & Michael S. Rosenberg
4.21 Social and Emotional Learning and Academic Achievement Jessika Zmuda & Catherine P. Bradshaw
4.22 Middle School Transitions Eric M. Anderman

5. Influences from the classroom

Edited by Julianne Turner (University of Notre Dame)

5.1 Classroom Instructional Contexts Debra K. Meyer
5.2 Academic Motivation and Achievement in Classrooms Lynley H. Anderman
5.3 Elementary Classroom Management Inge R. Poole & Carolyn M. Evertson
5.4 Emotion and Achievement in the Classroom Thomas Goetz & Nathan C. Hall
5.5 Secondary Classroom Management Anne Gregory & Jennifer R. Jones
5.6 Homework and Academic Achievement Jianzhong Xu
5.7 The Role of Formative Assessment in Student Achievement Aryn C. Karpinski & Jerome V. D’Agostino
5.8 Peer Influences in Elementary School Gary W. Ladd
5.9 Acceleration for all Henry M. Levin & Pilar Soler
5.10 Ability grouping Janet Ward Schofield
5.11 Collaboration in the Classroom Noreen M. Webb

6. Influences from the teacher

Edited by Anita Woolfolk (Ohio State University)

6.1 Teacher-student relationships Heather A. Davis
6.2 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Mary E. Dilworth
6.3 Classroom Management and Student Achievement Jerry Freiberg
6.4 Fostering Student Creativity in the Era of High-Stakes Testing Bree Frick
6.5 Nontraditional Teacher Preparation Belinda G. Gimbert
6.6 Quality of Teaching Laura Goe
6.7 Methods for Studying Teacher and Teaching Effectiveness Alexander Gröschner, Tina Seidel & Richard J. Shavelson
6.8 Teachers’ Expectations Lee Jussim
6.9 Teacher Enthusiasm and Student Learning Melanie Keller, Knut Neumann & Hans E. Fischer
6.10 Teachers’ Cultural and Professional Identities and Student Outcomes Revathy Kumar & Linda Alvarado
6.11 Teacher intelligence: What is it and why do we care? Andrew J Mceachin & Dominic J Brewer
6.12 Pedagogical Content Knowledge Julie Gess-Newsome
6.13 Teacher Beliefs about Teaching and Learning: The Role of Idea-Oriented Pedagogy Richard Prawat
6.14 School Reform Linda Valli & Carla Finkelstein 6.15 Teacher Efficacy John A. Ross
6.16 Teachers’ Epistemological Beliefs and Achievement Gregory Schraw, Joanne Brownlee & Lori Olafson
6.17 Teacher Motivation and Student Achievement Outcomes H.M.G. Watt & P.W. Richardson
6.18 The Relation of Teacher Characteristics to Student Achievement Xin Ma

7. Influences from the curriculum

Edited by Rayne Sperling (Pennsylvania State University)

7.1 Values Education Programs Terence Lovat
7.2 Activity-Based Learning Strategies Kira J. Carbonneau & Scott C. Marley
7.3 Bilingual Education Programs and Student Achievement Jill Fitzgerald & Jackie Eunjung Relyea-Kim
7.4 Intelligent Tutors—Strategy Types Bonnie J. F. Meyer
7.5 Creativity and Creativity Programs Heather L. Hammond, Lauren E. Skidmore, Amanda Wilcox-Herzog & James C. Kaufman
7.6 Outdoor Education Justin Dillon
7.7 Role of Discussion in Reading Comprehension Ian A. G. Wilkinson & Kathryn Nelson
7.8 The Impact of Calculators on Student Achievement in the K-12 Mathematics Classroom Aimee J. Ellington
7.9 Second Language Vocabulary Yongqi Gu
7.10 Language Teaching Curricula Eli Hinkel
7.11 Measurement of History Achievement in the United States and Europe Mark Smith, Joel Breakstone, Sam Wineburg
7.12 Reading: Phonics Instruction William E. Tunmer & Alison W. Arrow
7.13 Repeated Reading William J. Therrien & Sarah J. Watt
7.14 Reading: Sentence Combining: Grammar Programs Bruce Saddler & Nicole Bak
7.15 Extra-curricular activities in secondary schools Boaz Shulruf & Grace Ying Wang
7.16 Improving Academic Achievement with Social Skills Frank M. Gresham, Michael J. Vance, & Jeffrey Chenier
7.17 Visual Perception Programs Barbara Hanna Wasik, Adrienne N. Villagomez, Sheena Berry & Sandra B. Evarrs
7.18 Reading: Vocabulary Programs Wilson, A., Jesson, R & McNaughton, S.
7.19 Achievement in Adolescent Health Education Megan Sanders, Rashea Hamilton & Eric M. Anderman
7.20 Writing Achievement Mark Torrance & Raquel Fidalgo
7.21 Reading: Comprehension Programs Janice F. Almasi & Barbara Martin Palmer
7.22 Response to Intervention: The Sum is Greater than Its Parts Paul J. Riccomini & Gregory W. Smith
7.23 Successful Mathematics Achievement is Attainable Patti Brosnan, Aaron Schmidlin & Melva R. Grant

8. Influences from teaching strategies

Edited by Christine Rubie-Davies (University of Auckland)

8.1 Goal Orientation Andrew J. Martin
8.2 Goal Setting and Personal Best Goals Andrew J. Martin
8.3 Keller’s Personalized System of Instruction Eric J. Fox
8.4 Concept mapping Joseph D. Novak
8.5 Direct Instruction Gregory Arief D. Liem & Andrew J. Martin
8.6 Reciprocal Teaching Annemarie Palincsar
8.7 Cooperative, Competitive, and Individualistic Learning Environments David W. Johnson & Roger T. Johnson
8.8 Peer tutoring school-age children Dilara Deniz Can & Marika Ginsburg-Block
8.9. Problem solving R. Taconis
8.10 Problem-based learning David Gijbels, Piet Van den Bossche & Sofie Loyens
8.11 The search for the key for individualised instruction Catherine Scott
8.12 Instructional Simulations Jennifer J. Vogel-Walcutt, Naomi Malone & Sae Schatz
8.13 Programmed Instruction Deborah V. Svoboda, Andrea L. Jones, Kimberly van Vulpen, Donna Harrington
8.14 Multimedia Learning Richard E. Mayer
8.15 Technology-supported learning and academic achievement Peter Reimann & Anindito Aditomo
8.16 Feedback Helen Timperley
8.17 Individualized Instruction Hersh C. Waxman, Beverly L. Alford & Danielle B. Brown
8.18 Worked Examples Paul Ayres & John Sweller
8.19 Spaced and Massed practice Dominic A. Simon
8.20 Questioning Scotty D. Craig
8.21 Effects of testing Jaekyung Lee & Young-Sun Lee
8.22 Metacognitive Strategies Linda Baker
8.23 Mentoring Brian Hansford & Lisa Catherine Ehrich
8.24 Teacher Immediacy Ann Bainbridge Frymier
8.25 Teaching Assistants Peter Blatchford & Rob Webster
8.26 Time on Task Tamara van Gog
8.27 Study Skills Dale H. Schunk & Carol A. Mullen
8.28 Matching Style of Learning Steve Higgins
8.29 Two types of perceived control over learning: Perceived Efficacy and Perceived Autonomy Nir Madjar & Avi Assor
8.30 Distance Education Yong Zhao & Jing Lei
8.31 Home School Programs Andrea Clements
8.32 Evidence Based Reading Comprehension Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities H. Lee Swanson & Michael Orosco

9. Influences from an international perspective

Edited by Julian Elliott (Durham University)

9.1 Some challenges to educational achievement in the Russian Federation since the end of the Soviet Union Julian G. Elliott
9.2 Large-scale assessments of achievement in Canada Kadriye Ercikan & Maria Elena Oliveri, Debra Sandilands
9.3 Student Achievement in Israel: The Challenges of Ethnic and Religious Diversity Yariv Feniger
9.4 Academic Achievement in Finland Jennifer Chung & Michael Crossley
9.5 Ghana David Peterson del Mar
9.6 Academic achievement in South Africa Anil Kanjee
9.7 Educational Assessment and Educational Achievement in South America Jorge Manzi & David D. Preiss
9.8 Changing Definitions of Student Learning and Achievement in Post-conflict Nepal Shabnam Koirala-Azad
9.9 A Historical Perspective on Educational And Academic Achievement in Nigeria Charles Okonkwo & Richard Tabulawa
9.10 International Large-Scale Assessment Studies of Student Achievement Petra Stanat & Oliver Lüdtke
9.11 Academic Achievement in Singapore Pak Tee Ng
9.12 Academic achievement in South Korea Jongho Shin
9.13 An Overview of Student Achievement and the Related Factors in Taiwan Jeng Liu

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One comment on “Hattie & Anderman: International Guide to Student Achievement
  1. Dawn Heying says:

    I am looking for research about straight grade verses multi-aged classrooms. Wondering if you have some insight with this. We are currently “multi-aged” with 2 grade levels within one classroom. We are wanting to explore going to straight grade, but have found recent research to support either.

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