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Stigler, James W.; Gonzales, Patrick; Kwanaka, Takako; Knoll, Steffen; Serrano, Ana – 1999
This report presents the methods and preliminary findings of the Videotape Classroom Study, a video study of eighth-grade mathematics lessons in Germany, Japan, and the United States. This exploratory research project is part of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). The study included 231 eighth-grade mathematics…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
Ronis, Diane L. – 1999
On February 24, 1998, results from the final segment of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), the most comprehensive mathematics and science study ever undertaken, were released. The resultant data brought into focus the dire need for a shift in the U.S. educational paradigm. A framework for a performance-based mathematics…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Curriculum
American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC. – 1999
This publication presents papers given at a 1998 joint meeting of the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association which focused on teacher quality. One common thread of this conference was criticism of the growing practice of granting emergency certification to unprepared or underprepared teachers. The papers address how to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
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
American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC. – 1998
An examination of the content and level of mastery required of students taking statewide mathematics achievement tests was conducted to provide clues about the kind and level of mathematics valued in the United States. Proposals for voluntary national tests also contributed to the rationale for the study. In particular, this study: (1) examined…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Educational Assessment, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
Beatty, Alexandra, Ed. – 1997
This summary report is an additional component of the effort to foster dialogue in the education research and policy communities. The major elements of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) are described, and highlights of the discussion that took place at the symposium held on February 3-4, 1997 in Washington, DC by the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research
National Inst. on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking, and Management (ED/OERI), Washington, DC. – 1998
To explore the policy implications of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), the National Institute on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking, and Management of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) in the U.S. Department of Education, and the Consortium for Policy Research in Education held a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
Johnson, Eugene G.; Siegendorf, Adriane – 1998
Because education in the United States is largely determined at the state and local levels, there has been considerable interest in how the performance of students in individual states compares with each other, with the United States as a whole, and with other nations. The comparison of state performance with other states and with the nation as a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Grade 8, Junior High Schools
Howie, Sarah – 1997
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the largest and most ambitious international study of mathematics and science achievement ever undertaken, with more than 500,000 school students in 45 countries being tested in mathematics and science at five different school year levels. South Africa is the first country in Africa…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools
Harris, Susan – 1998
England was 1 of more than 40 countries that took part in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) survey of 13-year-olds. This paper presents background information on the TIMSS and the performance assessment element of the study. It also describes how the written test and the practical task components relate to the National…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
Takahira, Sayuri; Gonzales, Patrick; Frase, Mary; Salganik, Laura Hersh – 1998
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the largest, most comprehensive, and rigorous international study of schools and student achievement ever conducted. This report compares the general mathematics and science knowledge of students in the United States in their last year of secondary school with that of students in 20…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Strategies
Ramseier, Erich – 1998
This paper shows how the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) can be carried out in a country with a very complicated upper-secondary educational system. The difficulties are not linked to the measurement of achievement, since the international project provides a common achievement scale. The challenge lies in the design of…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
Wu, Angela – 1999
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) results suggest to American citizens that compared to the United States' goal of excellence among nations, the U.S. is not on track with other nations. By contrast, Japan is consistently at the top of international rankings in mathematics and science. To gain insight into the Japanese…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adolescents, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development
Giddings, Geoff J. – 1999
This paper has the potential for identifying and codifying the home learning environment and parental factors in a unique multicultural setting within Australian schools, and for the establishment of research-based initiatives for more effective collaboration between schools and parents. The Third International Mathematics and Science Study…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Influences, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
Tarr, James E.; Mittag, Kathleen Cage; Uekawa, Kazuaki; Lennex, Lesia – 1999
This study used data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) to determine trends in calculator use among Population 2 (13-year-olds) students in Japan, the United States, and Portugal. While relatively high levels of calculator use were observed for the U.S. and Portugal, virtually no calculator use was found in the…
Descriptors: Calculators, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Technology
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