ERIC Number: EJ667349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Why Using International Comparative Math and Science Achievement Data from TIMSS Is Not Helpful.
Holliday, William G.; Holliday, Berchie W.
Educational Forum, v67 n3 p250-57 Spr 2003
Problems in using comparative data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study include the following: inadequate funding of the research; unique cultural factors; questionable sampling procedures; noncomparative curricula; irregularities in test administration; and student preparation for tests. Results do not identify the root causes of achievement problems. (Contains 22 references.) (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study