ERIC Number: ED445920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics and Science in the Eighth Grade: Findings from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This report refocuses the international comparisons of eighth-grade students' achievement with the view to highlighting the place of the United States among the nations. A second component looks at the performance of sections of the eighth-grade student population against the same kind of international benchmarks. A third component picks up the emphasis of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) on instructional practice by developing a description of the instructional practices of U.S. eighth-grade mathematics and science teachers. The discussion that follows describes TIMSS as the source of the information for these analyses and the context in which the various comparisons are made. Chapter 2 provides an international perspective on the performance of U.S. seventh and eighth graders. Chapter 3 looks at the performance of sections of the U.S. eighth-grade population in the same international context. Chapter 4 provides a description of the instructional practices of those who teach mathematics and science to these eighth-grade students. Chapter 5 discusses observations on the findings as a whole. (Contains 215 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Teaching Methods
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398; Tel: 1-877-4ED-Pubs. For full text: http://nces.ed.gov./timss.
Publication Type: 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
IES Cited: ED451259; ED491283