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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