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Table 4 Differences in mathematics performance between NAMER 2009 and 2014 for selected groups of students

From: Examining educational inequalities: insights in the context of improved mathematics performance on national and international assessments at primary level in Ireland

  Mean (SE) SD g
Gender
 2009
  Girls 247.0 (3.27) 48.37 0.12
  Boys 252.8 (2.48) 51.32
 2014
  Girls 260.0 (2.46) 46.95 0.08
  Boys 263.7 (2.55) 51.06
Country of birth
 2009
  Ireland 251.1 (2.66) 49.61 0.07
  Outside of Ireland 247.9 (3.82) 50.42
 2014
  Ireland 262.4 (2.14) 49.10 0.06
  Outside of Ireland 259.4 (3.10) 45.95
Language spoken at home
 2009
  English/Irish 251.4 (2.54) 49.57 0.22
  Other 240.5 (5.10) 49.69
 2014
  English/Irish 262.3 (2.16) 48.87 0.07
  Other 259.0 (3.42) 47.22
No. of books at home
 2009*
  100 or fewer 237.6 (2.32) 46.93 0.70
  More than 100 270.4 (3.35) 46.75
 2014*
  100 or fewer 252.0 (2.05) 46.88 0.56
  More than 100 277.9 (2.25) 45.81
Highest level of parent educationa
 2009
  No third-level education
  Third-level education
 2014*
  No third-level education 248.4 (2.28) 46.10 0.54
  Third-level education 273.4 (2.04) 46.73
School disadvantaged status
 2009*
  Disadvantaged 226.9 (5.53) 50.49 0.58
  Non-Disadvantaged 255.1 (2.68) 47.93
 2014*
  Disadvantaged 246.8 (4.79) 50.32 0.39
  Non-Disadvantaged 265.7 (2.21) 47.78
  1. *p < .05
  2. aData on parental education were not collected in NAMER 2009