ERIC Number: ED413192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Achieving World Class Standards in Math and Science.
Workforce Economics Trends, Jun 1997
The Third International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) provides an opportunity to benchmark student achievement against world class standards and to examine the influences of curriculum, textbooks, and educational systems on student achievement. Findings indicate that U.S. students at the fourth grade above the international average in both math and science, but at the eighth grade they perform about average in science and below average in math. The issue examines some of the factors that are important in influencing students' achievement in math and science. Graphics and tables presenting some results of TIMSS comparing the status of U.S. students with students from other countries are included. (ASK)
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 8, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, National Competency Tests, Science Education
National Alliance of Business, 1201 New York Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study