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Foy, Pierre, Ed.; Arora, Alka, Ed.; Stanco, Gabrielle M., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2013
TIMSS measures trends in mathematics and science achievement at the fourth and eighth grades in participating countries around the world, while also monitoring curricular implementation and identifying promising instructional practices. Conducted on a regular 4-year cycle, TIMSS has assessed mathematics and science in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Guides, Databases, International Studies
Foy, Pierre, Ed.; Arora, Alka, Ed.; Stanco, Gabrielle M., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2013
This supplement describes national adaptations made to the international version of the TIMSS 2011 background questionnaires. This information provides users with a guide to evaluate the availability of internationally comparable data for use in secondary analyses involving the TIMSS 2011 background variables. Background questionnaire adaptations…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Technology Transfer, Adoption (Ideas), Media Adaptation
Vockley, Martha; Lang, Vockley – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2009
Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has been the common yardstick for measuring the progress of students' education over time across the country. Teachers, principals, parents, policymakers, and researchers all use NAEP results to assess progress and develop ways to improve education in America. To make the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools of Education, Test Items, Student Evaluation
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Ercikan, Kadriye – International Journal of Testing, 2002
Disentangled sources of differential item functioning (DIF) in a multilanguage assessment for which multiple factors were expected to be causing DIF. Data for the Third International Mathematics and Science study for four countries and two languages (3,000 to 11,000 cases in each comparison group) reveal amounts and sources of DIF. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, English, French, International Studies
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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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Zuzovsky, Ruth – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2002
Discusses criticisms of international educational studies and describes ways in which such studies can be used advantageously for diagnosis, identification of "what works," and monitoring and accountability. Presents examples of these categories of use. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, International Studies
Davis, Celestine, Ed. – 2001
This report summarizes current statistical programs of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), including its major publications and plans for future work. In addition to updating the descriptions of long-standing data collections, such as the Common Core of Data, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, and the National…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Data Collection, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Raghavan, Kalyani; Cohen-Regev, Shira; Strobel, Shelley A. – School Science and Mathematics, 2001
Describes the results of a curriculum-aligned assessment comprising selected items from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS). The assessment was administered to fifth grade students involved in a local systemic change project to address questions such as, How does the performance of students involved in the project compare…
Descriptors: Achievement, Comparative Education, Elementary Education, Evaluation
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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
Scottish Office Education and Industry Dept., Edinburgh. – 1997
This document reports on the performance of Scottish primary students in mathematics and science. Students scored below the international average in mathematics and are ranked in the lower half of the range of countries involved in the study. In science, students scored above the international average and are ranked in the middle. Sections…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades
Barton, Paul E.; Coley, Richard J. – 1998
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study disclosed that while U.S. students did well in the fourth grade in comparison with students from other countries, they had slipped considerably by eighth grade. This study was conducted to see what could be learned about achievement growth between grades 4 and 8. Achievement growth was…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Cohort Analysis, Educational Trends, Elementary Education
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC. – 1999
This report summarizes the current statistical programs of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), including its major publications and plans for future work. It updates the descriptions of long-standing data collections such as the Common Core of Data, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, and the National Assessment of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Data Collection, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Robitaille, David F., Ed.; And Others – 1993
The development of curriculum frameworks for mathematics and science was an essential first step in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). The frameworks have served as guides for the design of the achievement testing component of TIMSS, and as the foundation upon which the curriculum analysis component of the study is…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Studies
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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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