ERIC Number: ED414164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Maths & Science on the Line: Australian Middle Primary Students' Performance in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study. TIMSS Australia Monograph No. 2.
Lokan, Jan; Ford, Phoebe; Greenwood, Lisa
This report is the second in a series of monographs in which the results of Australian student performance in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) are presented. The main purpose of these reports is to describe the schools, teachers, and students who participated in TIMSS and to present student achievement results. Sections include: (1) Introduction; (2) International results; (3) Results within Australia; (4) Achievement in the mathematics content areas; (5) Achievement in the science content areas; (6) Performance assessment and performance expectations; (7) Curriculum factors; (8) Australian TIMSS schools and teachers; (9) Australian TIMSS students; (10) Teaching practices and teacher beliefs; (11) Differences between Population 1 and Population 2; (12) Policy perspectives; and (13) Appendices. Appendices include: additional statistical tables; item difficulty maps; documents used for analyses of Population 1 printed material and curricula; and Bibliography: IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement) First and Second Mathematics and Science Studies. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Education, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Science Education, Science Process Skills, Sex Differences, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation
Australian Council for Educational Research, Ltd., 19 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria 3124, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study