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Wang, Jianjun – Educational Researcher, 2001
Examines student performance from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), explaining that the test score component of the TIMSS has some technical problems that should be considered when interpreting results and that TIMSS country rankings should not be accepted at face value. Other technical issues hinge on instrument…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education
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Bracey, Gerald W. – Educational Researcher, 2000
Describes the tests used in the Final Year Study of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), noting a variety of problems that render any interpretation of the study problematic (e.g., misleading statements, age variation, the devastating character of the results, failure of quality controls, differences in populations…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Evaluation Methods, Mathematics Education, Quality Control