Large-scale assessment designed to inform educational policy and practice by providing an international perspective on teaching and learning in mathematics and science.
The TIMSS-R Video Study, complementary to TIMSS-R, is a cross-national study of Year 8 classroom mathematics and science teaching. The study involves videotaping and analysing teaching practices in more than one thousand classrooms in various countries. Eighty-seven Australian Schools took part in the TIMSS-R Video Study in 1999. The study is being conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, under a contract with LessonLab, Inc. of Los Angeles, California. ACER is responsible for coordinating Australia's participation.
The International Report for the SCIENCE part of the study was released on 5 April 2006.
For information on the International Science report visit the NCES site (above).
The national report is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing eight lessons (four from Australia and one from each of four other countries) which illustrates the report findings and provides a teacher resource.
To purchase print copies of the national report and CD, Teaching Mathematics in Australia: Results from the TIMSS 1999 Video Study. TIMSS Australia Monograph No. 5