ERIC Number: ED412071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Science Achievement in the Primary School Years. IEA's Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
Martin, Michael O.; Mullis, Ina V. S.; Beaton, Albert E.; Gonzalez, Eugenio J.; Smith, Teresa A.; Kelly, Dana L.
A recently completed landmark study of mathematics and science education in more than 40 countries gathered information that can help address questions as to why students in one country do better in math and science than students in another. This report focuses on the results of the primary school science test of students in 26 countries, from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS). Details of how the study was conducted, the nature of the science test, country characteristics, differences in student achievement, student achievement by science content area, and an analysis of example problems are included. Ideas of intended and implemented curricula are discussed and a number of questions related to these ideas that TIMMS may answer are listed. (DDR)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Research Methodology, Science Instruction, Science Tests, Student Evaluation
TIMSS International Study Center, Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy, Boston College, School of Education, Campion Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02167; World Wide Web: http://wwwcsteep.bc.edu/timss
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.; Boston Coll., Chestnut Hill, MA. Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study