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ERIC Number: ED503625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 112
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
Highlights from TIMSS 2007: Mathematics and Science Achievement of U.S. Fourth- and Eighth-Grade Students in an International Context. NCES 2009-001
Gonzales, Patrick; Williams, Trevor; Jocelyn, Leslie; Roey, Stephen; Kastberg, David; Brenwald, Summer
National Center for Education Statistics
The 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the fourth administration since 1995 of this international comparison. Developed and implemented at the international level by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)--an international organization of national research institutions and governmental research agencies--TIMSS is used to measure over time the mathematics and science knowledge and skills of fourth- and eighth-graders. TIMSS is designed to align broadly with mathematics and science curricula in the participating countries. This report focuses on the performance of U.S. students relative to that of their peers in other countries in 2007, and on changes in mathematics and science achievement since 1995. Thirty-six countries or educational jurisdictions participated at grade four in 2007, while 48 participated at grade eight. This report also describes additional details about the achievement of U.S. student subpopulations. All differences described in this report are statistically significant at the 0.05 level. No statistical adjustments to account for multiple comparisons were used. Appended are: (1) Technical Notes; (2) Example Items; (3) TIMSS-NAEP [National Assessment of Educational Progress] Comparison; (4) Online Resources and Publications. (Contains 24 tables, 27 figures, 14 exhibits, and 119 footnotes.)
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Hungary; Japan; Singapore; South Korea; Taiwan (Taipei); United Kingdom (England); United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multiple Comparisons
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED506230; ED512043; ED532215; ED544376; ED544470