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Kastberg, David; Roey, Stephen; Ferraro, David; Lemanski, Nita; Erberber, Ebru – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The "U.S. TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 Technical Report and User's Guide" provides an overview of the design and implementation of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 in the United States and the nine participating benchmarking states:…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Reading Achievement
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Foy, Pierre; Arora, Alka – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2012
The "TIMSS 2011 International Results in Mathematics" summarizes fourth and eighth grade student achievement in each of the 63 countries and 14 benchmarking entities which participated in TIMSS 2011. The report includes trends in mathematics achievement over time for participants in the previous TIMSS 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2007…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
Martin, Michael O.; Mullis, Ina V. S.; Foy, Pierre; Stanco, Gabrielle M. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2012
For more than 50 years, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) has been conducting comparative studies of educational achievement in a number of curriculum areas, including mathematics and science. TIMSS 2011 represents the fifth cycle of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS),…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Comparative Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Mullis, Ina V. S. – 2003
This paper addresses three key topics related to making state National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments more efficient: (1) reducing the burden for the states; (2) stabilizing the assessment schedule; and (3) facilitating and promoting the use of state NAEP data. The paper recommends promoting the use of state NAEP data for…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Test Construction
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Bohrnstedt, George W.; Preuschoff, Anna Corinna; de los Reyes, Illiana; Stancavage, Fran; Martin, Michael O. – American Institutes for Research, 2012
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has expended considerable effort to ensure high quality in data collection by developing standardized materials and survey operation procedures and using well-trained professional administrators. However, schools are allowed to minimize the disruption associated with pulling students out of…
Descriptors: Testing, National Competency Tests, Program Effectiveness, Scores
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Ruddock, Graham J.; O'Sullivan, Christine Y.; Preuschoff, Corinna – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2009
Because of the educational importance of mathematics and science, IEA's (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement) Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, widely known as TIMSS, is dedicated to providing countries with information to improve teaching and learning in these curriculum areas. Conducted…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Grade 8
Mullis, Ina V. S., Ed.; Martin, Michael O., Ed.; Minnich, Chad A., Ed.; Drucker, Kathleen T., Ed.; Ragan, Moira A., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2012
For more than 50 years, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) has been instrumental in developing an analytical model for understanding the relationships between educational policy (the intended curriculum), classroom and instructional practices (the implemented curriculum), and educational learning…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Curriculum Implementation
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Foy, Pierre – TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, 2005
This report documents the process undertaken to produce scales in three cognitive domains: knowing, applying, and reasoning. Included are the final scales showing differences among countries, as well as within countries. TIMSS 2003 is the third and most recently completed round of IEA's Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, a…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 8, Cognitive Measurement
Martin, Michael O., Ed.; Mullis, Ina V. S., Ed.; Kennedy, Ann M., Ed. – TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, 2007
The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)'s Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) provides internationally comparative data about students' reading achievement in primary school (the fourth grade in most participating countries). PIRLS also provides extensive information about the home and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Translation, Comparative Analysis, Grade 4
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Kennedy, Ann M.; Martin, Michael O.; Sainsbury, Marian – TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, 2006
PIRLS 2006 provides countries with the unique opportunity to obtain internationally comparative data about how well their children can read. Countries also will obtain detailed information about home supports for literacy as well as school instruction. For the 35 countries that participated in PIRLS 2001, PIRLS 2006 will provide information on…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Research, International Programs, Comparative Analysis
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Gonzalez, Eugenio J.; Chrostowski, Steven J. – TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, 2004
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003 is the most recent in a very ambitious series of international assessments conducted in nearly 50 countries to measure trends in mathematics and science learning. The aim of TIMSS, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, is to improve the teaching and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Grade 4, Mathematics Teachers
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Ruddock, Graham J.; O'Sullivan, Christine Y.; Arora, Alka; Erberber, Ebru – TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, 2005
Developing the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2007 Assessment Frameworks represents an extensive collaborative effort involving individuals and expert groups from more than 60 countries around the world. The document contains three frameworks for implementing TIMSS 2007--the Mathematics Framework, the Science…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 4, Geometric Concepts, Science Tests
Mullis, Ina V. S. – 1997
Reports from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) provide a starting point from which to examine U.S. student achievement in mathematics and science in an international context. This publication illustrates how the different types of information found in the international reports can provide a springboard for in-depth…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Benchmarking, Comparative Analysis, Grade 8
Mullis, Ina V. S. – 1997
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has conducted state assessments in 1990, 1992, 1994, and 1996. At present, after the fourth round of state assessments, it is clear that the program is generally successful. A survey of state testing directors indicates that the NAEP has considerable credibility as a valid and reliable source…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
Mullis, Ina V. S. – 1996
This report is incorporated into "Attaining Excellence: A TIMSS Resource Kit." Released in Fall 1997, the TIMSS resource kit was developed for educators and those interested in using TIMSS data to improve teaching, curricula, and student achievement in state and local communities. This module presents information about the grade 8 mathematics…
Descriptors: Algebra, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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