Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)


Large-scale assessment designed to inform educational policy and practice by providing an international perspective on teaching and learning in mathematics and science.


TIMSS Video

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.

Science reports

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).

A National Report focusing on the Australian findings in SCIENCE is available from 5 April 2006.
National Report (200 pages)
Highlights of National Report (16 pages)
Media release

To purchase print copies of the national report and DVD, Teaching Science in Australia,
Order from ACER Shop (or phone: (03) 9277 5447 or email: sales@acer.edu.au)

The national report is accompanied by a DVD containing nine lessons (five from Australia and one from each of four other countries). It illustrates the report findings and provides a teacher resource.

It is entitled:
Lokan, J., Hollingsworth, H. and Hackling, M. (2006) Teaching Science in Australia: Results from the TIMSS 1999 Video Study. TIMSS Australia Monograph No 8. Camberwell: ACER

 

Mathematics reports

The International Report for the mathematics part of the study was released in 2003. A national report focusing on the Australian findings was published by ACER on 7 July 2003.

International Report (236 pages)
Executive Summary (12 pages)
National Report (168 pages)
Media release

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

Order from ACER Shop (or phone: (03) 9277 5447 or email: sales@acer.edu.au)