ERIC Number: ED410122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Attaining Excellence: A TIMSS Resource Kit. [Multimedia].
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Reform Assistance and Dissemination.
This kit is designed to assist citizens and educators in using the findings from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) to help improve related educational programs in the United States. The kit helps state and local policymakers, educators, and citizens compare their local community's education system for mathematics and science to those of other countries. The kit is divided into four modules: (1) Education; (2) Student Achievement; (3) Teaching; and (4) Curricula. Each module can be used independently. The modules contain multimedia resources, including reports on TIMSS findings, videotapes of classroom teaching, discussion guides, presentation overheads, checklists, leaflets, and flyers. The "Education" module, designed for individual and small-group use, contains an overview of TIMSS and a discussion of how science and mathematics education in the United States compares with that in 40 other countries. It includes a 13-minute videotape summarizing key TIMMS findings. The "Achievement" module discusses how U.S. students' performance in mathematics and science ranks internationally. The "Teaching" module evaluates how U.S. teaching compares internationally and how educators can use TIMSS as a resource to improve classroom instruction. This module also includes an 80-minute videotape of eighth-grade mathematics lessons from the U.S., Japan, and Germany. The "Curricula" module features a guidebook to help with curriculum selection and analysis. (AIM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, International Studies, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Multimedia Materials, Science Instruction
National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20208-5574.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Non-Print Media; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Reform Assistance and Dissemination.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study