ERIC Number: ED410123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Introduction to TIMSS: The Third International Mathematics and Science Study. TIMSS as a Starting Point To Examine U.S. Education.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
The 1995-1996 Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the largest and most comprehensive international study ever conducted. Students from 41 nations were tested in 30 languages at three educational levels to compare their achievement in mathematics and science. Over 33,000 students and 500 schools were included in this study in the United States. This overview helps educators and others in states, communities, and schools use TIMSS as a starting point. It provides an overview of the TIMSS study, key findings and conclusions from the eighth and fourth grade reports, and supporting materials to help states and communities use TIMSS to examine their own practices from an international perspective. This booklet contains: (1) a summary of what TIMSS is and how it was conducted; (2) key TIMSS results for fourth and eighth grade achievement in mathematics and science from an international perspective; (3) TIMSS presentation overheads; (4) presentation talking points which coordinate with the overheads; (5) a sample meeting announcement; (6) information on the CD-ROM version of Attaining Excellence: A TIMSS Resource Kit; (7) sources of other TIMSS reports; and (8) a TIMSS resource kit questionnaire. (AIM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study