ERIC Number: ED410124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Benchmarking to International Achievement. TIMSS as a Starting Point To Examine Student Achievement.
Mullis, Ina V. S.
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 reflection on the strengths and weaknesses of educational efforts in the United States at the national, state, and local levels. By highlighting some of the eighth-grade findings from TIMSS, this booklet aims to help readers better understand how TIMSS can serve as a tool for education reform. Policymakers and educators can compare the findings of TIMSS with local student performance and educational practices in order to facilitate reform initiatives. Contents include: "U.S. Achievement in International Context"; "Improving Thoughtful Problem Solving in Mathematics"; "Improving Scientific Understanding"; and "School Contexts for Learning." (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