ERIC Number: ED421368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics and Science Performance in the Middle School Years in South Africa: A Summary Report on the Performance of South African Students in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the largest and most ambitious international study of mathematics and science achievement ever undertaken, with more than 500,000 school students in 45 countries being tested in mathematics and science at five different school year levels. South Africa is the first country in Africa to have participated in and successfully completed such a comprehensive international survey in science and mathematics education. This report provides detailed information about TIMSS and highlights the results related to South Africa. Data are presented in 21 tables and charts. (Contains 17 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Education, Middle Schools, Science Education, Standardized Tests
Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Private Bag X41, Pretoria, 0001 South Africa.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
Identifiers - Location: South Africa
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study