Similarity of TIMSS Math and Science Achievement of Nations

Algirdas Zabulionis

Abstract


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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International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA); Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS); similarities; Achievement

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v9n33.2001

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