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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; 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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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