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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
Schmidt, William H.; Houang, Richard T.; Wolfe, Richard G. – American School Board Journal, 1999
The precipitous decline of U.S. students' scores on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) from 4th to 12th grade, compared with other nations, may be attributed to curriculum differences, not demography. The U.S. middle-school curriculum lacks focus and rigor and is highly repetitive. (MLH)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement
Kimmelman, Paul L. – School Administrator, 1999
Reform-minded educators should examine business and medical models to construct a viable, research-based framework to validate proposed curricular programs before implementing them. Pursuing a reliable research base for math reform, several superintendents convinced the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement to let…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Change