Tag Archives: TIMSS

TIMSS: U.S. still mediocre in math and science

Results from the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) were released today.  TIMSS measures mathematics and science performance of fourth- and eighth-grade students from as many as 55 countries and jurisdictions. In 2015, U.S. students scored much higher than they did in 1995.  Unfortunately, most scores have plateaued since 2011 and remainContinue Reading

How do N.C. eighth-graders compare internationally?

Today the National Center for Education Statistics released a new report, U.S. States in a Global Context: Results From the 2011 NAEP-TIMSS Linking Study. Researchers took state-level math and science scores from the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests and statistically “linked” them to scores on the Trends in International Mathematics and ScienceContinue Reading

DPI: Thank us for TIMSS scores

The results of the TIMSS (Trends In International Mathematics and Science Study) were released today.  North Carolina was one of a handful of U.S. states to participate in TIMSS testing of fourth- and eighth-grade students in math and science. At 11:00 am, my weekly newsletter was published.  In it, I remarked, The most important thingContinue Reading