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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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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