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ERIC Number: ED544694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
Alignment Content Analysis of TIMSS and PISA Mathematics and Science Assessments Using the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum Methodology
Council of Chief State School Officers
In Fall 2008, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) conducted an alignment content analysis of the 2007 TIMSS Mathematics and Science education assessments for students at grades 4 and 8 and the 2006 PISA Mathematics and Science Literacy assessments for students at age 15 (i.e., TIMSS--Trends in Mathematics and Science Study, PISA--Program for International Student Assessment). The content analysis was completed using the methodology and content frameworks for the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC). A goal of the project for CCSSO was to allow states to analyze the alignment of state content standards and assessments in relation to TIMSS and in relation to PISA. The project was supported by the American Institutes for Research through a contract with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The results of the alignment analysis are now being reported. The purpose of this paper is to summarize the analysis procedures, to highlight several analyses in relation to States, and to explain the use of the website for accessing the TIMMS and PISA analysis data. An appendix provides: (1) Notes from a Wrap-up Discussion on PISA and TIMSS, with Mathematics and Science Specialists, following completion of content analysis process, 11/12/08; and (2) Reliability Statistics for Content Analysis of TIMSS and PISA Assessments.
Council of Chief State School Officers. One Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 202-336-7016; Fax: 202-408-8072; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 8; Grade 10; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers
Identifiers - Location: Idaho; Ohio; Wisconsin
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Program for International Student Assessment; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study