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2009 Spotlight

U.S. Performance Across International Assessments of Student Achievement

References

Baer, J., Baldi, S., Ayotte, K., and Green, P. (2007). The Reading Literacy of U.S. Fourth-Grade Students in an International Context: Results From the 2001 and 2006 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). (NCES 2008-017). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.

Baldi, S., Jin, Y., Skemer, M., Green, P.J., and Herget, D. (2007). Highlights From PISA 2006: Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Science and Mathematics Literacy in an International Context (NCES 2008–016). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC. (Available at http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2008/2008016.pdf

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Gonzales, P., Williams, T., Jocelyn, L., Roey, S., Kastberg, D., and Brenwald, S. (2008). Highlights From TIMSS 2007: Mathematics and Science Achievement of U.S. Fourth- and Eighth-Grade Students in an International Context (NCES 2009-001). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.

Lemke, M., Sen, A., Pahlke, E., Partelow, L., Miller, D., Williams, T., Kastberg, D., and Jocelyn, L. (2004). International Outcomes of Learning in Mathematics Literacy and Problem Solving: PISA 2003 Results From the U.S. Perspective (NCES 2005-003R). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.

Martin, M.O., Mullis, I.V.S., and Kennedy, A.M. (2007). PIRLS 2006 Technical Report. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.

Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., Kennedy, A.M., and Foy, P. (2007). IEA's Progress in International Reading Literacy Study in Primary School in 40 Countries. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

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Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., & Foy, P. (with Olson, J.F., Preuschoff, C., Erberber, E., Arora, A., & Galia, J.). (2008b). TIMSS 2007 International Science Report: Findings from IEA's Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study at the Fourth and Eighth Grades. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

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National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education. (1997). Pursuing Excellence: A Study of U.S. Fourth-Grade Mathematics and Science Achievement in International Context (NCES 97-255). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

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Neidorf, T.S., Binkley, M., Gattis, K., and Nohara, D. (2006). Comparing Mathematics Content in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), and Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003 Assessments (NCES 2006-029). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.

Olson, J.F., Martin, M.O., and Mullis, I.V.S. (Eds.). (2008). TIMSS 2007 Technical Report. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

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Peak, L. (1996). Pursuing Excellence: A Study of U.S. Eighth-Grade Mathematics and Science Teaching, Learning, Curriculum, and Achievement in International Context (NCES 97-198). U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Seastrom, M. (2003). NCES Statistical Standards. (NCES 2003-061). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.

For more information, visit the following websites:

TIMSS: http://nces.ed.gov/timss or
  http://www.timss.org
   
PIRLS: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pirls or
  http://www.pirls.org
   
PISA: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pisa or
  http://www.pisa.oecd.org
   
International Comparisons: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/international

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