ERIC Number: ED419717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Pursuing Excellence: A Study of U.S. Twelfth-Grade Mathematics and Science Achievement in International Context. Initial Findings from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study.
Takahira, Sayuri; Gonzales, Patrick; Frase, Mary; Salganik, Laura Hersh
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the largest, most comprehensive, and rigorous international study of schools and student achievement ever conducted. This report compares the general mathematics and science knowledge of students in the United States in their last year of secondary school with that of students in 20 other countries, as well as the achievement of students taking physics and advanced mathematics courses with those in 15 other countries. Chapter 1 presents information about TIMSS. Chapter 2 draws from the results of all student assessments to describe how U.S. students performed in mathematics and science, whereas Chapter 3 focuses on the achievement of advanced students. Chapter 4 analyzes the context of learning in those countries included in the study. More detailed statistical data are presented in seven appendices. Contains 16 references. (ASK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Grade 12, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education
World-Wide Web: http://www.ed.gov/NCES/timss
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study