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ERIC Number: ED490041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-20
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
An Analysis of Item Score Difference between 3rd and 4th Grades Using the TIMSS Database
Wang, Jianjun
Online Submission, International Online Journal of Science and Mathematics Education v4 p1-11 Nov 20, 2004
Primary school data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) are analyzed in this article to examine performance difference between 3rd and 4th grades. Score comparisons are determined across all TIMSS items in each of the participating countries, using computer technology and programming to complete the thousands of score subtractions. 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 outcome may facilitate articulation of the TIMSS benchmark with specific patterns of item performance to enrich understanding of the test results among education stakeholders. (Contains 2 tables.) [For related document, see ED475358.]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A