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The Trends in International Mathematics and
Current events International educational scores (latest, 2007)
Science Study (TIMSS) is an international
Random article (8th graders average score, TIMSS
assessment of the mathematics and science
Donate International Math and Science Study, 2007)
knowledge of fourth- and eighth-grade students
Interaction around the world. TIMSS was developed by the Countries: Global Maths Science

About Wikipedia International Association for the Evaluation of (sample) rank Rank Score Rank Score
Community portal Educational Achievement (IEA) to allow participating
Singapore 1 3 593 1 567
Recent changes nations to compare students' educational achievement
Taiwan 2 1 598 2 561
Contact Wikipedia across borders. The IEA also conducts the Progress
Help in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). South Korea 3 2 597 4 553

TIMSS was first administered in 1995, and every 4 Japan 4 5 570 3 554
Toolbox
years thereafter. In 1995, forty-one nations
Hong Kong 5 4 572 9 530
Print/export participated in the study; in 2007, 48 countries
Hungary 6 6 517 6 539
participated.[1]
Languages England 7 7 513 5 542
Deutsch Contents [hide]
Czech Republic 8 11 504 7 539
‫עברית‬ 1 Method
Nederlands Russia 9 8 512 10 530
1.1 1995
日本語 1.2 United States 2007 Slovenia 10 12 501 8 538
Norsk (bokmål) 2 Top 10 countries by subject and year United States 11 9 508 11 520
2.1 Maths (8th grade)
Lithuania 12 10 506 12 519
2.2 Science (8th grade)
Australia 13 14 496 13 515
3 Older results
4 See also Sweden 14 15 491 14 511
5 Notes Armenia 15 13 499 17 488
6 Key publications
Italy 18 19 480 16 495
7 External links
Maths Highlights from TIMSS 2007
Science Highlights from TIMSS 2007
Method [edit]

TIMSS consists of an assessment of mathematics and science, as well as student, teacher, and
school questionnaires. The current assessment includes those topics in mathematics and science that
students are likely to have been exposed to up to and including grade 4 and grade 8.

1995 [edit]
The 1995 assessment included grades 4, 8, and the final year of high school. To be able to assess
the knowledge of students, assessment items exhibit a range of difficulty and complexity. The student
questionnaires are designed to collect information on students' backgrounds, attitudes and beliefs
related to schooling and learning, information about their classroom experiences, among many other

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topics. The teacher and school questionnaires asks about class scheduling, mathematics and science
content coverage, school policies, teachers' educational backgrounds and preparation, among many
other topics.
TIMSS was created through an extensive collaboration among participating countries. Curriculum,
measurement, and education experts from around the world worked together to create the
assessment frameworks, item pools, and questionnaires. TIMSS is based on the curricula of schools
around the world, and is organized to investigate how students are provided educational
opportunities, and the factors that influence how students make use of these opportunities. Having its
basis in the curricula of schools around the world, TIMSS intends to investigate three levels: the
intended curriculum; the implemented curriculum; and the achieved curriculum. The intended
curriculum is defined as the mathematics and science that societies intend for students to learn and
how education systems are organized to meet this demand; the implemented curriculum is what is
actually taught in classrooms, who teaches it, and how it is taught; the achieved curriculum is what
students have learned. The various questionnaires seek information on the intended and
implemented curriculum; the assessment seeks to ascertain what students know.

United States 2007 [edit]

In the United States, TIMSS is conducted by the


International educational math scores (2007)
National Center for Education Statistics of the U.S.
(4th graders average score, TIMSS
Department of Education.
International Math and Science Study, 2007)
Data for US students is further tracked for ethnic and
American students: Maths
racial groups, which can be tracked as the nation. As a
whole, grade four students in the United States (by origin) Score

lagged the best Asian and European nations in the 2007 Asian American 582
TIMSS international math and science test. However,
European American 550
broken down by race, Asian Americans scored
Hispanic American 504
comparably to Asian nations, European Americans
scored comparably to the best European nations African American 482

(although European nations aggregate their own result Highlights From TIMSS 2007
independent of race or origin). Hispanic Americans
averaged 505, comparable to students in Austria and
Sweden, while African Americans at 482 were comparable to Norway.
Grade eight students in the United States also lagged the best Asian and European nations in the
2007 TIMSS international math and science test. Broken down by race, US Asians scored
comparably to Asian nations, white Americans scored comparably to the best European nations,
Hispanic Americans averaged 475, comparable to students in Malaysia , while African Americans at
457 were comparable to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Lebanon.[2]

Top 10 countries by subject and year [edit]

Maths (8th grade) [edit]

TIMSS(1995) TIMSS-R(1999) TIMSS2003 TIMSS2007

1. Singapore 643
1. Taiwan 598
South 1. Singapore 604 1. 605
2. 607 Singapore South
Korea South 2. 597
2. 587 South Korea
3. Japan 605 Korea 2. 589
Korea
Hong 3. Taiwan 585 3. 593
4. 588 Hong Singapore
Kong 4. Hong Kong 582 3. 586
Kong Hong

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5. Belgium 565 5. Japan 579 4. 572


4. Taiwan 585 Kong
Czech Belgium
6. 564 6. 558 5. Japan 570 5. Japan 570
Republic (French)
6. Belgium 537 6. Hungary 517
7. Slovakia 547
7. 540 7. England 513
Netherlands 7. 536
8. 545 Netherlands 8. Russia 512
Switzerland 8. Slovakia 534
8. Estonia 531 United
9. Hungary 532 9. 508
9. 541 9. Hungary 529 States
Netherlands 10. Canada 531
10. Malaysia 508 10. Lithuania 506
10. Slovenia 541

Science (8th grade) [edit]

TIMSS(1995) TIMSS-R(1999) TIMSS2003 TIMSS2007

1. 578
1. Singapore 607 1. Taiwan 569 Singapore 1. Singapore 567
Czech 2. Singapore 568 2. Taiwan 571 2. Taiwan 561
2. 574
Republic 3. Hungary 552 South 3. Japan 554
3. 558
3. Japan 571 4. Japan 550 Korea South
4. 553
South South Hong Korea
4. 565 5. 549 4. 556
Korea Korea Kong 5. England 542
5. Bulgaria 565 5. Estonia 552 6. Hungary 539
6. 545
Netherlands 6. Japan 552 Czech
6. 560 7. 539
Netherlands 7. Australia 540 7. Hungary 543 Republic
7. Slovenia 560 Czech 8. Slovenia 538
8. 539 8. 536
8. Australia 558 Republic Netherlands Hong
9. 530
9. Hungary 554 9. England 538 United Kong
9. 527
10. England 552 10. Finland 535 States 10. Russia 530
10. Australia 527

Older results [edit]

International educational scores (1995) International educational scores (2003)


(13 -year-old's average score, TIMSS (13 -year-old's average score, TIMSS

Trends in International Math and Science Study, 1995) Third International Math and Science Study, 2003)

Countries: Global Maths Science Countries: Global Maths Science

(sample) rank Score Rank Score Rank (sample) rank Score Rank Score Rank

Singapore 1 643 1 607 1 Singapore 1 605 1 578 1

Japan 2 605 3 571 3 Taiwan 2 585 4 571 2

South Korea 3 607 2 565 4 South Korea 3 589 2 558 3

Czech Republic 4 564 6 574 2 Hong Kong 4 586 3 556 4

Belgium (F) 5 565 5 550 11 Japan 5 570 5 552 5

Hong Kong 6 588 4 522 24 Netherlands 7 536 7 536 9

Bulgaria 7 540 11 565 5 Australia 9 505 14 527 10

Netherlands 8 541 9 560 6 England 10 498 18 544 7

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Slovenia 9 541 10 560 7 United States 12 504 15 527 11

Austria 10 539 12 558 8 Malaysia 18 508 10 510 21

Slovakia 11 547 7 544 13 Italy 23 484 22 491 22

Hungary 12 537 14 554 9 Sources:TIMSS Math 2003 and TIMSS Science 2003

Australia 13 530 16 545 12

Russia 14 535 15 538 14

Switzerland 15 545 8 522 25

Ireland 16 527 17 538 15

Canada 17 527 18 531 18

England 18 506 25 552 10

Sweden 19 519 22 535 16

Thailand 20 522 20 525 21

Israel 21 522 21 524 23

Germany 22 509 23 531 19

France 23 538 13 498 28

United States 24 500 28 534 17

New Zealand 25 508 24 525 22

Norway 26 503 26 527 20

Belgium (W) 27 526 19 471 36

Denmark 28 502 27 478 34

Source: TIMSS data, in The Economist March 29th, 1997, p.25

See also [edit]

Programme for International Student Assessment, an educational ranking among OECD nations.

Notes [edit]

1. ^ "TIMSS - Math Achievement of Fourth- and Eighth-Graders in 2007" . Retrieved 2009-02-15.


2. ^ Highlights From TIMSS 2007

Key publications [edit]

TIMSS 2007 Assessment Frameworks [1]


TIMSS 2003 International Mathematics Report [2]
TIMSS 2003 International Science Report [3]
IEA's TIMSS 2003 International Report on Achievement in the Mathematics Cognitive Domains
[4]

External links [edit]

International TIMSS
U.S. Department of Education TIMSS
TIMSS: What Have We Learned about Math and Science Teaching? - Education Resources
Information Center Clearinghouse for Science Mathematics and Environmental Education,
Columbus, Ohio.

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