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International Global Test Finds Digital Divide Reflected in Math, Science Scores
New data from the 2019 Trends in International Math and Science Study show teachers and students lack digital access and support.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 21, 2021
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Assessment Opinion STEM Education: Lessons From 20 Years of Data
For the first time, guest bloggers share analysis from 20 years of math and science international assessment data.
Ina V.S. Mullis & Michael O. Martin, June 25, 2019
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School & District Management TIMSS: A Closer Look at Gender Gaps in Math and Science
Gender gaps are closing worldwide, but the devil is in the details for the United States.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 30, 2016
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Assessment International Tests Show Rising, But Mixed, Math and Science Performance
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study releases new results for 2015.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 29, 2016
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Science After 20-Year Hiatus, U.S. to Rejoin International Math and Science Test
American 12th graders didn't do so well back in 1995, but they'll get another shot next spring to prove their mastery of advanced physics and math.
Sarah D. Sparks, July 24, 2014
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International U.S. Students Get Top Scores for Sleepiness
Many American students are in classes where teachers report that sleepiness gets in the way of instruction "some" or "a lot" of the time.
Holly Kurtz, June 10, 2014
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Assessment Opinion On Assessment: Less Is More
Richard Noonan of Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, Pennsylvania, responds to William Schmidt and reiterates that the content, structure, and emphasis of PISA and TIMSS do not reveal the same things, and certainly should not lead us to the same conclusions.
Invited Contributor Listed Below, April 25, 2014
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Assessment Opinion What do PISA and TIMSS Tell Us?
William Schmidt of Michigan State University concludes: U.S. performance on international large scale assessments cannot be attributed solely to the number or distribution of poor and disadvantaged students.
Invited Contributor Listed Below, April 24, 2014
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Assessment Opinion NAEP-TIMSS Linking Study: How Well Are We Really Doing?
Marc Tucker questions the results from a recent NCES study linking NAEP and TIMSS scores.
Marc Tucker, October 25, 2013
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Assessment News in Brief Federal Shutdown Delays NAEP-TIMSS Report
The government shutdown has forced the postponement of a study showing how U.S. states stack up to nations around the world on math and science achievement.
Catherine Gewertz, October 8, 2013
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Science Government Shutdown Postpones NAEP-TIMSS Study Release
The report uses assessment scores to show how U.S. states stack up to nations around the world on math and science achievement.
Catherine Gewertz, October 1, 2013
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Education Qualifications of the Mathematics and Science Teacher Labor Force
Recent findings of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, or TIMSS, show that although U.S. 4th and 8th graders scored above the international average on both mathematics and science assessments, its relative position compared to other countries did not change much over time, with the U.S. still lagging far behind top-performing countries.
Hajime Mitani, May 12, 2010
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Education Letter to the Editor 'Taiwan' vs. 'Chinese Taipei': Which Should TIMSS Use?
To the Editor:
I am writing to bring your attention to fallacious content in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study statistics appearing in two charts accompanying your In Perspective articles "Slovenia Sharpens Academic Prowess" and "Out-of-School Classes Provide Edge" (April 22, 2009). The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, which conducts the TIMSS exam, refers to my country, the Republic of China (Taiwan), as “Chinese Taipei.” This usage is a misnomer and offensive to the people of Taiwan.
May 11, 2009
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Education Letter to the Editor On TIMSS: U.S. Students 'Do Better in Real World'
To the Editor:
You don't have to be an apologist for public schools in this country to realize that the distinctions Mark Schneider makes in his recent online Commentary between the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and the Program for International Student Assessment, while technically accurate, have little practical significance ("Reading the TIMSS Results," edweek.org, Dec. 9, 2008). Test scores on both instruments easily allow countries around the globe to be ranked, but these results can hardly be construed as convincing evidence of America's inability to compete in the new global economy.
January 6, 2009
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