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Lee, Jaekyung – 1998
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the largest, most comprehensive, and most rigorous international comparison of education ever undertaken. TIMSS findings show similarities and differences in the processes and outcomes of schooling between the United States and East Asian countries, particularly Japan. This report…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
Bishop, John – 1998
It is claimed that curriculum-based external exit examination systems (CBEEES) based on world class content standards will improve teaching and learning of core subjects. Skeptics point out that Americans already take lots of tests, but advocates claim that CBEEES have uniquely powerful incentives because of characteristics that include their real…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education
Stevenson, Harold W. – Fordham Report, 1998
Results are now available from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) with its 5 main components, 41 cooperating countries, over 500,000 participants, and coverage of the full spectrum of mathematics and science from grades 4 through 12. American educators, parents, and policy makers have found the results to be both…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Case Studies, Curriculum
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. – 1998
H.R. 2846, a bill to prohibit spending Federal education funds on national testing without explicit and specific legislation was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Committee, having reviewed the bill, reports favorably on it in this document, proposes some amendments, and recommends…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
McCann, Wendy Sherman – 1998
This digest summarizes the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) as they relate to the interests of K-12 science teachers. TIMSS student achievement results for science are presented along with a brief discussion of how to interpret the scores. The findings of the TIMSS curriculum study and their implications are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Change
Gadalla, Tahany – 1999
The factor structure of the responses of girls and boys to the mathematics items on the background questionnaire of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) was examined in an effort to identify the constructs that underlie the students' attitudes toward the study of mathematics. In addition, the hypothesis of equality of…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Klieme, Eckhard; Clausen, Marten – 1999
Facets of problem solving instruction (PSI) were studied in German mathematics classrooms. Nine different facets of PSI were identified from the research literature, and a video rating form was developed to assess these facets and teacher effectiveness. Videotaped mathematics lessons (n=147) for German eighth graders from the sample for the Third…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Factor Structure, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
Kimmelman, Paul; Kroeze, David; Schmidt, William; van der Ploeg, Arie; McNeely, Maggie; Tan, Alexandra – 1999
Interest in the First in the World (FiW) Consortium's activities has been intense for a number of reasons. Initial results show that the FiW Consortium is well on its way to meeting its goal, with the FiW performing at or near the top of the world on the international benchmark chosen by the Consortium--the Third International Math and Science…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Fowler, Frances C.; Poetter, Thomas S. – 1999
A study provides a deeper understanding of teaching elementary mathematics in France. France performed creditably in mathematics on both the Second International Mathematics Study (SIMS) and the Third International Math and Science Study (TIMSS). In analyzing the French approach to teaching elementary mathematics, three theoretical frames are…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Comparative Education, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
Cochrane, Douglas – Policy Forum, 1999
This issue of "Policy Forum" compares the mathematics and science achievement of students midway through elementary school, midway through lower secondary school, and at the end of upper secondary school. The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), conducted in 1995-96, is the largest international education study ever…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, International Studies, Mathematics Achievement
Mullis, Ina V. S. – 1996
This report is incorporated into "Attaining Excellence: A TIMSS Resource Kit." Released in Fall 1997, the TIMSS resource kit was developed for educators and those interested in using TIMSS data to improve teaching, curricula, and student achievement in state and local communities. This module presents information about the grade 8…
Descriptors: Algebra, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
Riley, Richard W. – 1998
This speech, presented by the U.S. Secretary of Education, speaks to mathematics educators about the need to reach for high standards of learning in mathematics as an ever more important part of preparing students for an increasingly complex global economy. One of the major concerns is increased polarization and dissension about how mathematics is…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Preparation, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Change
Silver, Edward A. – 1998
Results from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) have recently captured the attention of the United States and once again focused the nation on matters of mathematics teaching and learning. In general, the TIMSS results indicate a pervasive and intolerable mediocrity in mathematics teaching and learning in the middle…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Equal Education, Instructional Improvement, Mathematics Achievement
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education, Columbus, OH. – 1998
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and its results present an opportunity for educators all over the world to examine what is being done in their educational systems and how students achieve in a variety of math and science subjects. This CD-ROM serves as an electronic resource connected to TIMSS. The content information…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Internet
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. – 1998
A video study was conducted as part of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), a comparative study of mathematics and science education in 41 countries focusing on student achievement and its educational context. The study was conducted in a total of 231 classrooms in Germany, Japan, and the United States. Innovative new…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation
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