ERIC Number: ED436385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
A Wake-Up Call for U.S. Educators: The Third International Mathematics and Science Study.
Policy Forum, v2 n1 Spr 1999
This issue of "Policy Forum" compares the mathematics and science achievement of students midway through elementary school, midway through lower secondary school, and at the end of upper secondary school. The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), conducted in 1995-96, is the largest international education study ever undertaken with data from one-half million students in 41 nations. The featured article provides significant research findings from TIMSS on student achievement, curriculum, and teaching, and discusses implications for policy and practice. The concept of benchmarking is reviewed in a sidebar. Information on how to access the U.S. Department of Education, the two Research and Development (R&D) Centers funded by this institute, and a variety of TIMSS Web sites are also provided. (ASK)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking, and Management (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study