Similarity of TIMSS Math and Science Achievement of Nations

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In 1991-97, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) undertook a Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in which data about the mathematics and science achievement of the thirteen year-old students in more than 40 countries were collected. These data provided the opportunity to search for patterns of students' answers to the test items: which group of items was relatively more difficult (or more easy) for the students from a particular country (or group of countries). Using this massive data set an attempt was made to measure the similarities among country profiles of how students responded to the test items.

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Zabulionis, A. (2001). Similarity of TIMSS Math and Science Achievement of Nations. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 9, 33. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v9n33.2001
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Algirdas Zabulionis, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Algirdas Zabulionis currently is a senior researcher in the Centre for Education Policy at Vilnius University. Until September, 2001, he directed the National examinations centre NEC (http://www.nec.lt) and worked with large-scale educational assessment projects. His specializations are educational assessment, statistics, and research methodology. Zabulionis was the National Research Coordinator for Lithuania of the TIMSS-95 and TIMSS-99 studies.