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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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Garden, Robert A. – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
Describes the development of the performance assessment tasks of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study. The challenge was to produce tasks that would measure the achievement of curricular objectives while being sufficiently reliable to allow comparisons between countries and of groups within countries. (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Harmon, Maryellen – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
Highlights the findings of the performance assessment component of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), discussing implications for future assessments and issues for further analysis and research. The TIMSS has demonstrated the feasibility of large scale performance assessments, but what the numbers really mean remains to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, International Studies
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Paleckova, Jana – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
Describes mathematics and science instruction in the Czech Republic and results from the performance assessment of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Czech performance on the written test was excellent, but performance assessment results show the low priority given hands-on tasks and performance assessment in the Czech…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science, International Education
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Bos, K. Tj.; Kuiper, W. A. J. M.; Plomp, Tj. – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
Discusses results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in the Netherlands. The TIMSS was given at a time of curricular innovation in the Netherlands. By the time of the 1999 TIMSS data collection, students may be more used to hands-on tasks than they are at present. (SLD)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Jakwerth, Pamela – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
For the most part, the performance of U.S. students on the main part of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) failed to meet expected standards, and results of the TIMSS performance assessment do not give much cause for celebration either. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, International Education, International Studies, Mathematics Achievement
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Tamir, Pinchas; Zuzovsky, Ruth – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
Describes the achievement of Israeli fourth and eight graders on the performance assessment of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). The Israeli educational system has stressed practical tasks, and as expected, performance of Israeli students on the TIMSS performance assessment is quite high. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 8
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Harris, Susan – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
Results for students in England in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) are quite good, but some weaknesses in the performance of Year 9 students on the practical tasks in science and mathematics of the TIMSS that are not apparent when overall results are examined are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, International Studies
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Zuzovsky, Ruth – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
Describes the problems inherent in scoring performance assessment on a large scale, focusing on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and scoring for Israeli students. In spite of the weaknesses in the scoring approach, the effort seems to have empowered teachers. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, International Studies