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Patterson, Margaret; Perry, Emmett; Decker, Carole; Eckert, Ruth; Klaus, Susan; Wendling, Linda; Papanastasiou, Elena – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2003
Studied the effects of student attitudes toward mathematics, student perception of parental opinion, and student assessment of study time on performance on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study with a U.S. sample of more than 10,000 students. Findings show the complexity of the factors contributing to mathematics performance. (SLD)
Descriptors: High School Students, High Schools, International Studies, Mathematics Achievement
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Papanastasiou, Constantinos – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2002
Describes patterns of achievement in mathematics and science for elementary and secondary students who participated in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Discusses the low achievement of Cyprus students and the responses of the public and the educational system. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Studies, Mathematics Achievement
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Kuiper, Wilmad; Plomp, Tjeerd – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2001
This special issue focuses on findings from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) from Germany, South Africa, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. It consists of five contributions covering a variety of topics and research methodologies. Some articles are primarily descriptive; others focus on relational analyses. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Kuiper, Wilmad; Bos, Klaas; Plomp, Tjeerd – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2001
Describes and analyzes the design and outcomes of the Mathematics and Science Literacy Study of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in the Netherlands, focusing on students in the final year of secondary school. In comparison with students from other countries, final-year secondary students in the Netherlands seem to be…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Bos, Klaas; Kuiper, Wilmad; Plomp, Tjeerd – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2001
Describes the design of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and results for Dutch students in grade 8. Presents these results in an international perspective and discusses differences between the results of these Dutch students on the written test (far above the international mean) and in the performance assessment (close…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, International Education
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Cheng, Soh Kay; Seng, Quek Khiok – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2001
Studied the mathematics achievement of boys and girls in four Asian nations that participated in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (Singapore, Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong). Findings support the interactionist model of D. Gerry (1996) in which biologically secondary mathematical abilities are posited to emerge only with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Studies, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools
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Howie, Sarah J.; Pietersen, Jacques J. – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2001
Focuses on the performance of South African 12th graders on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), exploring the relationship between student background and mathematics literacy. Teacher data and school background data were not available, but findings show that the most significant performance factors were home language,…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools
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Papanastasiou, Constantinos – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2000
This theme issue deals with internal and external factors that influence student achievement in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Internal factors are those related to the test material; external factors include socioeconomic level and educational background, school climate, language background, and students' attitudes…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, International Studies, Mathematics Achievement
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Lokan, Jan; Greenwood, Lisa – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2000
Analyzes results from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) for Australia and discusses variations found across the country. Considers curriculum issues related to TIMSS results and notes that the importance of student attitudes toward mathematics is reinforced by TIMSS findings. (SLD)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Foreign Countries, International Studies, Junior High School Students
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Kuiper, W.; Bos, K.; Plomp, Tj. – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2000
Discusses the national option mathematics test developed by Dutch educators because of doubts that the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) mathematics test was appropriate for Dutch students. Discusses test results that indicate that the TIMSS was, in fact, appropriate for use in the Netherlands. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, International Studies, Mathematics Achievement
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Howie, S. J.; Marsh, T. A.; Allummoottil, J.; Glencross, M.; Deliwe, C.; Hughes, C. A. – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2000
Explores mathematics results for seventh and eighth graders in South Africa on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) test. Discusses reasons for South African students' relatively low performance by analyzing student background factors. Suggests research needs to study mathematics performance factors in more detail. (SLD)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Middle School Students
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Wester, Anita; Henriksson, Widar – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2000
Examined whether changes in format of mathematics items in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) had any effect on gender differences in performance using a Swedish sample of 8,851 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Results show no significant changes in gender differences when item format is altered. (SLD)
Descriptors: Interaction, International Studies, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools
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Papanastasiou, Constantinos – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2000
Examined predictors of attitudes and beliefs related to school and family and predictors of mathematics outcomes focusing on attitudes using data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Tested a model derived from Cyprus TIMSS data on U.S. and Japanese data. Findings highlight the complexity of factors accounting for…
Descriptors: Beliefs, International Studies, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests