ERIC Number: ED428975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Highlights from TIMSS: Overview and Key Findings across Grade Levels.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This booklet provides an overview of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Key findings from the Pursuing Excellence series of reports for each grade level as well as overall comparative findings are detailed. At the fourth grade level, U.S. students were above the international average in both science and mathematics. In the eighth grade, U.S. students scored above the international average in science and below the international average in mathematics. At the end of secondary schooling, U.S. performance was among the lowest in both science and mathematics. (ASK)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Studies, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Science Achievement, Science Education
Tel: 202-219-1333; Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/timss
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study