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Martin, Michael O., Ed.; Mullis, Ina V. S., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2013
TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) is an international assessment of mathematics and science at the fourth and eighth grades that has been conducted every four years since 1995, with the most recent assessment in 2011. PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) is an international assessment of reading…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Grade 4
Donovan, Jenny; Lennon, Melissa; O'Connor, Gayl; Morrissey, Noni – Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (NJ1), 2008
In 2003 the first nationally-comparable science assessment was designed, developed and carried out under the auspices of the national council of education ministers, the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA). In 2006 a second science assessment was conducted and, for the first time nationally, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Science Achievement, Comparative Analysis
Wu, Margaret; Donovan, Jenny; Hutton, Penny; Lennon, Melissa – Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (NJ1), 2008
In July 2001, the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) agreed to the development of assessment instruments and key performance measures for reporting on student skills, knowledge and understandings in primary science. It directed the newly established Performance Measurement and Reporting Taskforce…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Science Achievement, Comparative Analysis
Mellor, Suzanne; Ainley, John; Fraillon, Julian; Wernert, Nicole – Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (NJ1), 2006
The National Assessment Program--Civics and Citizenship assessment measures the civic knowledge and understanding and the citizenship participation skills and civic values of Year 6 and Year 10 students in schools across Australia. It reports on student achievement using proficiency levels on a common civics and citizenship assessment scale, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Grade 10, Citizenship Education