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Table 4 Variable question descriptions

From: Family related variables effect on later educational outcome: a further geospatial analysis on TIMSS 2015 Finland

 VariableVariable
Questions about child’s basic skillsHow well could your child do the following when he/she began primary/elementary school?
a) Recognize most of the letters of the alphabet
b) Read some words
c) Read sentences
d) Read a short paragraph
e) Write letters of the alphabet
f) Write some words
Could your child do the following when he/she began primary/elementary school?
a) Count by himself/herself
b) Recognize written numbers c) Write numbers
and options: yes, no
d) Do simple addition e) Do simple subtraction
Options for answersVery well, moderately well, Not very well, not at allNot at all, up to 10, up to 20, up to 100 or higher
Questions about parents’ educationWhat is the highest level of education completed by the child’s father (or stepfather or male guardian) and mother (or stepmother or female guardian)?How much do you agree with these statements about mathematics and science?
a) Most occupations need skills in math, science or technology
b) Science and technology can help solve the world’s problems
c)Science explains how things in the world work