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Provasnik, Stephen; Kastberg, David; Ferraro, David; Lemanski, Nita; Roey, Stephen; Jenkins, Frank – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an international comparative study of student achievement. TIMSS 2011 represents the fifth such study since TIMSS was first conducted in 1995. Developed and implemented at the international level by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Science Tests
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 is the fifth administration of this international comparative study since 1995 when first administered. TIMSS is used to compare over time the mathematics and science knowledge and skills of fourth- and eighth-graders. TIMSS is designed to align broadly with mathematics and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Science Tests
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Lee, Young-Sun; Park, Yoon Soo; Taylan, Didem – International Journal of Testing, 2011
Studies of international mathematics achievement such as the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) have employed classical test theory and item response theory to rank individuals within a latent ability continuum. Although these approaches have provided insights into comparisons between countries, they have yet to examine how specific…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Tests, Models, Cognitive Measurement