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Peak, Lois; And Others – 1996
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the largest, most comprehensive, and most rigorous international comparison of education ever undertaken. During the 1995 school year, the study tested the mathematics and science knowledge of a half-million students from 41 nations at five different grade levels. In addition to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Strategies
Frase, Mary; And Others – 1997
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the largest, most comprehensive, and rigorous international study of schools and student achievement ever conducted. During the 1995 school year, the study tested the mathematics and science knowledge of a half-million students from 41 nations at five different grade levels. This…
Descriptors: Achievement, Grade 4, Intermediate Grades, International Studies
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC. – 1997
Highlighting the findings from an assessment of the math and science performance of over 500,000 students in 41 countries at three different grade levels, the Third International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) is the world's most comprehensive and reliable study of international education achievement ever undertaken. This 13.5-minute video…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies, Evaluation
Mullis, Ina V. S.; And Others – 1997
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the largest and most ambitious international comparative study designed to provide policy makers, educators, researchers, and practitioners with information about educational achievement and learning contexts. Data were collected from 45 countries in more than 30 different languages.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Background, Elementary Education, Evaluation
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. – 1997
The 1995-1996 Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the largest and most comprehensive international study ever conducted. Students from 41 nations were tested in 30 languages at three educational levels to compare their achievement in mathematics and science. Over 33,000 students and 500 schools were included in this study…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, International Studies
Mullis, Ina V. S. – 1997
Reports from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) provide a starting point from which to examine U.S. student achievement in mathematics and science in an international context. This publication illustrates how the different types of information found in the international reports can provide a springboard for in-depth…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Benchmarking, Comparative Analysis, Grade 8
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. – 1997
This teaching module with its 80-minute videotape of lessons from U.S., Japanese, and German classrooms is designed to help moderators facilitate discussion among educators. This guide is intended to help moderators make appropriate decisions about sessions and suggest items to consider when discussing the Third International Mathematics and…
Descriptors: Algebra, Area Studies, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA. – 1997
These excerpts from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards support the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) Resource Kit by offering some context for discussing the teaching of algebra and geometry seen in the videotapes that are also part of the kit. The Standards describe the mathematics content…
Descriptors: Algebra, Elementary Secondary Education, Geometry, Mathematics Achievement
McNeely, Margaret E., Ed. – 1997
This guidebook sets forth five different methods for analyzing curricula. It is designed to be used primarily by teachers, curriculum supervisors, and administrators but may also be used by parents, students, and community members as they select materials for use in the classroom. The analytic methods are: (1) TIMSS Curriculum and Textbook…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Curriculum
American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC. – 1999
This document presents information on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), briefly reviews how the study was conducted, and summarizes the findings concerning student achievement. The policies and practices that appear to enable high achievement in math and science and that suggest important policy direction for the U.S.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Performance Tests
Workforce Economics Trends, 1997
The Third International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) provides an opportunity to benchmark student achievement against world class standards and to examine the influences of curriculum, textbooks, and educational systems on student achievement. Findings indicate that U.S. students at the fourth grade above the international average in both math…
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Lokan, Jan; Ford, Phoebe; Greenwood, Lisa – 1997
This report is the second in a series of monographs in which the results of Australian student performance in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) are presented. The main purpose of these reports is to describe the schools, teachers, and students who participated in TIMSS and to present student achievement results.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Department of Education, Washington, DC. – 1997
According to the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) which compared student performance in mathematics and science in 41 countries in 1995, fourth grade students in the United States perform only slightly above the international average in mathematics. The study showed that most U.S. students are mastering basic arithmetic;…
Descriptors: Algebra, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Geometry
Mullis, Ina V. S.; Martin, Michael O.; Beaton, Albert E.; Gonzalez, Eugenio J.; Kelly, Dana L.; Smith, Teresa A. – 1998
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) covered five different grade levels, with more than 40 countries collecting data in more than 30 different languages. More than a million students were tested. The present report contains the TIMSS results for students in the final year of secondary school. Mathematics and science…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science
Smith, Teresa A. – 1997
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) measured mathematics and science achievement of middle school students in more than 40 countries. About one quarter of the tests' nearly 300 items were free response items requiring students to generate their own answers. Scoring these responses used a two-digit diagnostic code rubric…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, English, Error of Measurement, Foreign Countries
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