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Rožman, Mojca; Klieme, Eckhard – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's (IEA's) Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) can reveal a great deal about national teaching cultures and policies. Changes in instructional practices over more than a decade may be studied from a cross-cultural perspective. Using teacher and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices
Plucker, Jonathan A. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2015
Every country strives for its students to have advanced achievement in some way, shape, or form. But too often, competence is a higher policy priority than excellence, and shrinking minimum competency gaps is a higher priority than closing excellence gaps. In this brief, educational excellence is defined as the percent of students who meet or…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Trend Analysis
Foy, Pierre, Ed.; Arora, Alka, Ed.; Stanco, Gabrielle M., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2013
This supplement contains documentation on the explicit and implicit stratification variables included in the TIMSS 2011 data files. The explicit strata are smaller sampling frames, created from the national sampling frames, from which national samples of schools were drawn. The implicit strata are nested within the explicit strata, and were used…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Sampling, Comparative Education, International Education
Foy, Pierre, Ed.; Arora, Alka, Ed.; Stanco, Gabrielle M., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2013
The TIMSS 2011 International Database includes data for all questionnaires administered as part of the TIMSS 2011 assessment. This supplement contains the international version of the TIMSS 2011 background questionnaires and curriculum questionnaires in the following 10 sections: (1) Fourth Grade Student Questionnaire; (2) Fourth Grade Home…
Descriptors: Background, Questionnaires, Test Items, Grade 4
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
Martin, Michael O.; Mullis, Ina V. S.; Foy, Pierre; Stanco, Gabrielle M. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2012
For more than 50 years, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) has been conducting comparative studies of educational achievement in a number of curriculum areas, including mathematics and science. TIMSS 2011 represents the fifth cycle of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS),…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Comparative Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis