ERIC Number: ED422174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics and Science Literacy of Final-Year School Students in South Africa. A Report on the Performance of South African Students in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
Howie, Sarah; Hughes, Colleen A.
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 students in 41 countries being tested in mathematics and science at five different 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 of the mathematics and science literacy testing of final-year school students in South Africa. The results of those students who participated in TIMSS in their final year of schooling and student background are discussed in detail. (Contains 15 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Tests
Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Private Bag X41, Pretoria, South Africa 0001.
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