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Foy, Pierre, Ed.; Arora, Alka, Ed.; Stanco, Gabrielle M., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2013
This supplement contains documentation on all the derived variables contained in the TIMSS 2011 data files that are based on background questionnaire variables. These variables were used to report background data in the TIMSS 2011 International Results in Mathematics and TIMSS 2011 International Results in Science reports, and are made available…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Guides, Guidelines, International Education
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Usiskin, Zalman – Mathematics Teacher, 2012
Singapore students have scored exceedingly well on international tests in mathematics. In response, there has been a desire in the United States--both at the policy level and at the school level--to emulate Singapore. Because what can be identified most easily about Singapore's school mathematics can be gleaned from curriculum documents from the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Core Curriculum
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Aubusson, Peter – Australian Journal of Education, 2011
Science schooling enjoys high status. Scientific capability is perceived as critical in underpinning economic success in advanced societies. Science achievement, at all levels, has become a global competition in which nations want to be seen to triumph. Governments periodically pay close attention to science education with a view to ensuring it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends, Curriculum Development
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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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Phelps, Richard P. – Evaluation Review, 2001
Describes the education quality control systems for mathematics used by the nine countries that performed best on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) test. Findings suggest that the more enforced quality control measured used in an education system, the better the students' academic achievement. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, International Education
Gonzales, Patrick; Calsyn, Christopher; Jocelyn, Leslie; Mak, Kitty; Kastberg, David; Arafeh, Sousan; Williams, Trevor; Tsen, Winnie – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2001
Reports initial findings from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study--Repeat (TIMSS-R). Includes the performance of U.S. eighth-grade students relative to students in other nations in 1999, as well as changes in achievement in participating nations between 1995 and 1999. (Author)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, International Education