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ERIC Number: EJ957592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6803
An In-Depth Analysis of Achievement Gaps between Seventh and Eighth Grades in the TIMSS Database
Wang, Jianjun; Zhu, Chunying
School Science and Mathematics, v103 n4 p186-192 Apr 2003
Middle school data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) are analyzed in this article to compare achievement difference between seventh and eighth grades. The statistical computing involves a selective subtraction of item scores in more than 40 countries. The research 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 empirical study may help enrich understanding of the TIMSS benchmark among mathematics and science educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study