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Third International Mathematics and Science Study

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Works: 264 works in 464 publications in 2 languages and 22,963 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks 
Classifications: QA13, 510.71
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Pursuing excellence : a study of U.S. twelfth-grade mathematics and science achievement in international context( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursuing excellence : a study of U.S. fourth-grade mathematics and science achievement in international context by Mary Frase( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), largest, most comprehensive, and most rigorous international comparison of education ever undertaken. During the 1995 school year, the study tested the math and science knowledge of a half-million students from 41 nations at five different grade levels. In addition to tests and questionnaires, it included a curriculum analysis, videotaped observations of mathematics classrooms, and case studies of policy issues
Pursuing excellence : a study of U.S. eighth-grade mathematics and science teaching, learning, curriculum, and achievement in international context by Lois Peak( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (timss) is the largest, most comprehensive, and most rigorous international comparison of education ever undertaken. During the 1995 school year, the study tested the mathematics and science knowledge of a half-million students from 41 nations at five different grade levels. In addition to tests and questionnaires, the timss included a curriculum analysis, videotaped observations of mathematics classrooms, and case studies of policy issues. This report on eighth-grade students is one of a series of reports that will also present findings on student achievement at fourth-grade level, at the end of high school, as well as on various other topics. The report combines the major findings from each of the five parts of the study into a single story about U.S. eighth-grade mathematics and science achievement in a comparative perspective. Chapter 1 draws from the results of the student assessments to describe how U.S. students perform in mathematics and science. Succeeding chapters focus on factors which may have an important influence on achievement, and describe how our nation's schools, teachers, and students compare to those in other countries. Chapter 2 examines educational standards and the curriculum, based on data from the curriculum analysis, case studies, videotape study, and questionnaires. Chapter 3 focuses on how teachers actually teach the curriculum, drawing from results of the videotape study and questionnaires. Chapter 4 examines the working life of teachers, based on findings from the case studies and questionnaires. Chapter 5 describes the lives of students, both in and out of school, based upon case study and questionnaire data. The conclusions at the end of the report look across all of the findings for insights about factors associated with student performance and indicate questions for further study. (Jrh)
Attaining excellence : a TIMSS resource kit by United States( Visual )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from TIMSS, the Third International Mathematics and Science Study : overview and key findings across grade levels( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attaining excellence : a TIMSS resource kit by United States( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A splintered vision : an investigation of U.S. science and mathematics education by Bill Schmidt( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Splintered Vision: An Investigation of U.S. Science and Mathematics Education is the US report on the curriculum analysis component of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) which was sponsored by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). The report summarizes data from the TIMSS curriculum analysis and integrates it with teacher questionnaire data from the US, Japan, and Germany on science and mathematics topic coverage and instructional practices. The authors of A Splintered Vision discuss and provide evidence of the unfocused nature of US mathematics and science curricular intentions, textbooks, and teacher practices. They offer the premise that producers of US textbooks and curriculum guides have attempted to answer calls for curricular reform by adding new content to already existing materials instead of devoting time to restructuring the materials. The authors also suggest that US teachers, inundated with a myriad of competing visions, are attempting to cover all the topics they confront in their resource documents and to meet all the instructional demands placed on them by those with a stake in education. In keeping with the `incremental assembly line' philosophy in American society, US teachers also tend to lean toward a piecemeal approach to education. The authors speculate on what such practices may mean for the mathematics and science achievement of US students. The work is sure to spur discussion among educational researchers, policy makers, and others concerned about the future of mathematics and science education in the US
Eighth-grade mathematics lessons : United States, Japan, and Germany( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from six mathematics lessons taped in eighth-grade classrooms in the U.S., Japan, and Germany. The first three are geometry lessons. The second three are algebra lessons. Intended to demonstrate teaching in the three countries, but not to prescribe how teachers should teach. With beginning commentary from Dr. James Stigler concerning the video study that was part of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study. Japanese and German segment have English subtitles. Voice-over narration explains the teaching methods in each segment
Mathematics achievement in the primary school years : IEA's third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (timss) is the largest and most ambitious international comparative study designed to provide policy makers, educators, researchers, and practitioners with information about educational achievement and learning contexts. Data were collected from 45 countries in more than 30 different languages. Five grade levels were tested in the two subject areas, totaling more than half a million students tested around the world. The six content dimensions covered in the timss mathematics tests given to the primary school students include: whole numbers; fractions and proportionality; measurement, estimation, and number sense; data representation, analysis, and probability; geometry; and patterns, relations, and functions. The results in this report describe students' mathematics achievement at both the third and fourth grade levels. About one quarter of the questions were in the free-response format requiring students to generate and write their answers. Chapters include: (1) "International Student Achievement in Mathematics"; (2) "Average Achievement in the Mathematics Content Areas"; (3) Performance on Items within Each Mathematics Content Area"; (4) "Students' Backgrounds and Attitudes towards Mathematics"; (5) "Teachers and Instruction". Appendices contain an overview of timss procedures, the test-curriculum matching analysis, and percentiles and standard deviations of mathematics achievement. (Jrh)
Assessing mathematics and science literacy by Graham Orpwood( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics and science achievement in the final year of secondary school : IEA's Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) by Ina V. S Mullis( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (timss) covered five different grade levels, with more than 40 countries collecting data in more than 30 different languages. More than a million students were tested. The present report contains the timss results for students in the final year of secondary school. Mathematics and science literacy achievement results are reported for 21 countries; advanced mathematics results and physics results, respectively, are reported for 16 countries. These results complete the first round of descriptive reports from the timss study. Together with the results for primary school students (third and fourth grade in most countries) and middle school students (seventh and eighth grades in most countries), the results contained in this report provide valuable information about the relative effectiveness of a country's education system as students progress through school. A ten-page Executive Summary details the extensive conclusions to be drawn from the study. Dozens of tables and figures provide detailed statistics for all participating countries. The Netherlands and Sweden were the top performing countries in mathematics; France was the top performer in advanced mathematics; Norway and Sweden had physics achievement levels significantly higher than other participating countries. The appendixes contain extensive information pertaining to the development of the timss tests, sample sizes and participation rates, compliance with sampling guidelines, and the test-curriculum matching analysis. (Ddr)
Third International Mathematics and Science Study : third national report : performance assessment by Wendy Keys( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NCES announces the release of Pursuing excellence : a study of U.S. twelfth-grade mathematics and science achievement in international context( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning from TIMSS : results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study : summary of a symposium by Alexandra S Beatty( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 National Research Council (nrc) are presented. Emergent themes are also explored. The first section provides a description of the study and of the presentations made by the timss researchers. The following two sections summarize, respectively, the questions and critiques that presenters raised about the study itself and the major policy issues that were addressed. The last section summarizes the major ideas that emerged from the symposium. (Contains 18 references.) (Ask)
TIMSS: mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Kenntnisse deutscher Schüler auf dem Prüfstand( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bidrag fra en workshop arrangeret af Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft Köln og Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände
Mathematics and science in the eighth grade : findings from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study by Washington, Dc National Center for Education Statistics (Ed)( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report refocuses the international comparisons of eighth-grade students' achievement with the view to highlighting the place of the United States among the nations. A second component looks at the performance of sections of the eighth-grade student population against the same kind of international benchmarks. A third component picks up the emphasis of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (timss) on instructional practice by developing a description of the instructional practices of U.S. eighth-grade mathematics and science teachers. The discussion that follows describes timss as the source of the information for these analyses and the context in which the various comparisons are made. Chapter 2 provides an international perspective on the performance of U.S. seventh and eighth graders. Chapter 3 looks at the performance of sections of the U.S. eighth-grade population in the same international context. Chapter 4 provides a description of the instructional practices of those who teach mathematics and science to these eighth-grade students. Chapter 5 discusses observations on the findings as a whole. (Contains 215 references.) (Ask)
Mathematics achievement in the middle school years : IEA's Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) by Albert E Beaton( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (timss) is the largest and most ambitious study undertaken by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. Forty-five countries collected data in more than 30 languages. Five grade levels were tested in the two subject areas, so that more than half a million students were tested around the world. This report addresses middle-school mathematics achievement (grades seven and eight) in six content areas: (1) fractions and number sense; (2) measurement; (3) proportionality; (4) data representation, analysis, and probability; (5) geometry; and (6) algebra. Results cover 41 countries with complete data collection. Singapore was the top-performing country at both grade levels, with Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong also performing very well. There were large differences in average achievement between top performers and bottom performing nations. Gender differences in mathematics achievement were small or nearly nonexistent in most countries, but when they did appear, they favored boys. In nearly every country there was a strong positive relationship between student enjoyment of mathematics and higher achievement. Home factors were strongly related to mathematics achievement in every participating country, but relationships between instructional variables and achievement were less clear. In every country, the pattern was for the eighth grade student whose parents had more education to also have higher achievement in mathematics. The amount of television viewing was negatively associated with mathematics achievement. The document's introduction provides information on each country's characteristics including demographics, public expenditures on education, organization of educational system. Chapters address: (1) International Student Achievement in Mathematics; (2) Average Achievement; (3) Performance on Items within Each Mathematics Content Area; (4) Students Backgrounds and Attitudes towards Mathematics; and (5) Teachers and Instruction. Appendixes include: Overview of timss Procedures; Test-Curriculum Matching Analysis; Selected Mathematics Achievement Eighth-Grade Results for the Philippines, Denmark, Sweden, and German-Speaking Switzerland; and Percentiles and Standard Deviations of Mathematics Achievement. (Sld)
Technical report( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursuing excellence : Eighth-grade findings from the Third International Math and Science study( Visual )

in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights the findings from assessing the math and science performance of over 500,000 students in 41 countries at three different grade levels.--container
Mathematics textbooks across the world : some evidence from the third international mathematics and science study (TIMSS) by D. D Foxman( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A splintered vision : an investigation of U.S. science and mathematics education
Alternative Names
3rd International Mathematics and Science Study

IEA TIMSS

IEA's Third International Mathematics and Science Study

International Energy Agency Third International Mathematics and Science Study

International Mathematics and Science Study, 3

International Mathematics and Science Study, Third

Third International Math and Science Study

Third International Mathematics and Science Study

TIMSS

TIMSS (Third International Mathematics and Science Study)

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Assessing mathematics and science literacyLearning from TIMSS : results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study : summary of a symposiumGlobal perspectives for local action : using TIMSS to improve U.S. mathematics and science educationFacing the consequences : using TIMSS for a closer look at U.S. mathematics and science education