ERIC Number: ED425931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Learning from TIMSS: Results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study. Summary of a Symposium.
Beatty, Alexandra, Ed.
This summary report is an additional component of the effort to foster dialogue in the education research and policy communities. The major elements of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) are described, and highlights of the discussion that took place at the symposium held on February 3-4, 1997 in Washington, DC by the National Research Council (NRC) are presented. Emergent themes are also explored. The first section provides a description of the study and of the presentations made by the TIMSS researchers. The following two sections summarize, respectively, the questions and critiques that presenters raised about the study itself and the major policy issues that were addressed. The last section summarizes the major ideas that emerged from the symposium. (Contains 18 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, National Competency Tests, Science Education, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study