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Highlights From the TIMSS 1999 Video Study of Eighth-Grade Science Teaching

NCES 2006-017
April 2006

List of Tables and Figures

Tables

Table 1 Average science scale scores of eighth-grade students, by country: 1995, 1999, and 2003
Table 2 Average percentage distribution of eighth-grade science lesson time devoted to different types of lesson purposes, by country: 1999
Table 3 Percentage distribution of eighth-grade science lessons devoted to life science, earth science, physics, chemistry, and other areas, by country: 1999

Figures

Figure 1 TIMSS 1999 Video Study: Science conceptual framework
Figure 2 Average percentage distribution of science instruction time in eighth-grade science lessons devoted to each combination of social organization type and science activity, by country: 1999
Figure 3 Percentage distribution of eighth-grade science lessons devoted to life science, earth science, physics, chemistry, and other areas, by country: 1999
Figure 4 Average percentage of public talk time in eighth-grade science lessons devoted to canonical knowledge, by country: 1999
Figure 5 Percentage distribution of eighth-grade science lessons that were judged to contain challenging content, basic and challenging content, and basic content, by country: 1999.
Figure 6 Percentage distribution of eighth-grade science lessons by focus and strength of conceptual links, by country: 1999
Figure 7 Percentage distribution of eighth-grade science lessons that developed science content primarily by making connections and by acquiring facts, definitions, and algorithms, by country: 1999
Figure 8 Percentage of eighth-grade science lessons that supported all main ideas with more than one set of first-hand data, phenomena, and visual representations, by country: 1999
Figure 9 Average percentage distribution of science instruction time per eighth-grade science lesson devoted to public presentations and discussions during whole-class work, by country: 1999
Figure 10  Average percentage of science instruction time in eighth-grade science lessons allocated to motivating activities, by country: 1999

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