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ERIC Number: ED475358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 19
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An Analysis of Item Score Difference between 3rd and 4th Grades Using the TIMSS Database.
Wang, Jianjun
Primary school data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) were analyzed in this study to examine performance difference between third and fourth grades. The score comparison was conducted across all TIMSS items in each of the 26 participating countries. The empirical findings indicate that not all TIMSS items have resulted in a higher mean score at the upper grade level. Item features are discussed to characterize part of the released TIMSS instrument that generates a higher average score at the lower grade. This research finding may facilitate articulation of the TIMSS benchmark with specific patterns of item performance to enrich understanding of the test results among education stakeholders. (Contains 4 tables and 17 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study