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Papanastasiou, Constantinos – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2002
Describes patterns of achievement in mathematics and science for elementary and secondary students who participated in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Discusses the low achievement of Cyprus students and the responses of the public and the educational system. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Studies, Mathematics Achievement
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Paleckova, Jana – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
Describes mathematics and science instruction in the Czech Republic and results from the performance assessment of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Czech performance on the written test was excellent, but performance assessment results show the low priority given hands-on tasks and performance assessment in the Czech…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science, International Education
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Tamir, Pinchas; Zuzovsky, Ruth – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
Describes the achievement of Israeli fourth and eight graders on the performance assessment of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). The Israeli educational system has stressed practical tasks, and as expected, performance of Israeli students on the TIMSS performance assessment is quite high. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 8
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Zuzovsky, Ruth – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
Describes the problems inherent in scoring performance assessment on a large scale, focusing on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and scoring for Israeli students. In spite of the weaknesses in the scoring approach, the effort seems to have empowered teachers. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, International Studies
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Hosenfeld, Ingmar; Koller, Olaf; Baumert, Jurgen – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1999
Studied the different enrollment rates of the sexes at four types of German secondary schools to attempt to explain the finding from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) of no significant differences in mathematics achievement between males and females. Sex differences disappear because more girls benefit from the higher…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary Education