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APPENDIX C

COMPARISONS OF EACH NAEP STATE AND JURISDICTION WITH THE TIMSS NATIONS FOR GRADE 8 MATHEMATICS

(Part 1 of 3: Alabama—Hawaii)

 

This appendix presents one-page profiles for each state and jurisdiction participating in grade 8 mathematics in alphabetical order. Each page presents a table displaying how the state or jurisdiction would perform in comparison to the 41 nations that took TIMSS mathematics at grade 8. Each table indicates whether the actual scores of the participating TIMSS nations are significantly higher than, not significantly different from, or significantly lower than the estimated average performance of the public school students in the state or jurisdiction. The significance of the difference of the estimated mean of the given jurisdiction and the actual means of the TIMSS countries are based on a Bonferroni multiple comparisons procedure that holds to 5 percent the probability of erroneously declaring any of the country means significantly different from the chosen jurisdiction's predicted mean.

A second profile is presented for the state of Minnesota in addition to the profile for the estimated average performance. Because actual TIMSS results for Minnesota's public school students are available, these are compared with the results of the 41 nations who participated in TIMSS for grade 8 mathematics.

Readers of these profiles are reminded that the state's or jurisdiction's TIMSS performance in grade 8 mathematics is estimated from its NAEP score, using the linking function, and must therefore be interpreted with caution. Furthermore, the calculations for the 1996 NAEP scores and 1995 TIMSS scores for the participating states, jurisdictions, and nations are based on samples of the student populations, not entire student populations. Hence, estimates are imprecise.

The SOLE purpose of these profiles is to allow the comparison of predicted TIMSS performances for individual states with the actual TIMSS performances of individual countries. It is NOT appropriate to use these profiles to compare performances between states or between countries. Accordingly, the profiles for the states and jurisdictions participating in NAEP grade 8 mathematics are arranged in alphabetical order. The proper between-state comparisons are provided in the NAEP mathematics report (Reese, et al., 1997), while the proper between country comparisons are provided in the TIMSS mathematics report (Beaton, Mullis, et al., 1997).

 

Comparison of Estimated TIMSS Scores from Public School NAEP Data for States and Jurisdictions with Actual TIMSS Scores for Nations: Grade 8 Mathematics States (1996), Nations (1995)

 

State/Jurisdiction: Alabama

If the public school students in Alabama participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in mathematics compare to that of students in the 41 nations that took TIMSS at grade 8?

 

Nations whose performance is expected to be:

Higher than
Alabama
 
Not significantly different
from Alabama
 
Lower than
Alabama
(Australia)
 
Cyprus
 
(Colombia)
(Austria)
 
(Greece)
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
Belgium—Flemish
 
Iceland
 
(Kuwait)
(Belgium—French)
 
(Lithuania)
 
(South Africa)
(Bulgaria)
 
Portugal
   
Canada
 
(Romania)
   
Czech Republic
 
Spain
   
(Denmark)
       
(England)
       
France
       
(Germany)
       
Hong Kong
       
Hungary
       
Ireland
       
(Israel)
       
Japan
       
Korea
       
(Latvia-LSS)
       
(Netherlands)
       
New Zealand
       
Norway
       
Russian Federation
       
(Scotland)
       
Singapore
       
Slovak Republic
       
(Slovenia)
       
Sweden
       
(Switzerland)
       
(Thailand)
       
United States (average)
       

 

State/Jurisdiction: (Alaska)

If the public school students in Alaska participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in mathematics compare to that of students in the 41 nations that took TIMSS at grade 8?

 

Nations whose performance is expected to be:

Higher than
Alaska
 
Not significantly different
from Alaska
 
Lower than
Alaska
Belgium—Flemish
 
(Australia)
 
(Colombia)
Czech Republic
 
(Austria)
 
Cyprus
Hong Kong
 
(Belgium—French)
 
(Greece)
Japan
 
(Bulgaria)
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
Korea
 
Canada
 
(Kuwait)
Singapore
 
(Denmark)
 
(Lithuania)
Slovak Republic
 
(England)
 
Portugal
(Switzerland)
 
France
 
(Romania)
   
(Germany)
 
(South Africa)
   
Hungary
 
Spain
   
Iceland
   
   
Ireland
   
   
(Israel)
   
   
(Latvia—LSS)
   
   
(Netherlands)
   
   
New Zealand
   
   
Norway
   
   
Russian Federation
   
   
(Scotland)
   
   
(Slovenia)
   
   
Sweden
   
   
(Thailand)
   
   
United States (average)
   

 

State/Jurisdiction: (Arkansas)

If the public school students in Arkansas participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in mathematics compare to that of students in the 41 nations that took TIMSS at grade 8?

 

Nations whose performance is expected to be:

Higher than
Arkansas
 
Not significantly different
from Arkansas
 
Lower than
Arkansas
(Australia)
 
Cyprus
 
(Colombia)
(Austria)
 
(Greece)
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
Belgium—Flemish
 
Iceland
 
(Kuwait)
(Belgium—French)
 
(Latvia-LSS)
 
(South Africa)
(Bulgaria)
 
(Lithuania)
   
Canada
 
Portugal
   
Czech Republic
 
(Romania)
   
(Denmark)
 
(Scotland)
   
(England)
 
Spain
   
France
 
United States (average)
   
(Germany)
       
Hong Kong
       
Hungary
       
Ireland
       
(Israel)
       
Japan
       
Korea
       
(Netherlands)
       
New Zealand
       
Norway
       
Russian Federation
       
Singapore
       
Slovak Republic
       
(Slovenia)
       
Sweden
       
(Switzerland)
       
(Thailand)
       

 

State/Jurisdiction: Arizona

If the public school students in Arizona participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in mathematics compare to that of students in the 41 nations that took TIMSS at grade 8?

 

Nations whose performance is expected to be:

Higher than
Arizona
 
Not significantly different
from Arizona
 
Lower than
Arizona
(Australia)
 
Cyprus
 
(Colombia)
(Austria)
 
(Denmark)
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
Belgium—Flemish
 
(England)
 
(Kuwait)
(Belgium—French)
 
(Germany)
 
Portugal
(Bulgaria)
 
(Greece)
 
(South Africa)
Canada
 
Iceland
   
Czech Republic
 
(Israel)
   
France
 
(Latvia-LSS)
   
Hong Kong
 
(Lithuania)
   
Hungary
 
New Zealand
   
Ireland
 
Norway
   
Japan
 
(Romania)
   
Korea
 
(Scotland)
   
(Netherlands)
 
Spain
   
Russian Federation
 
United States (average)
   
Singapore
       
Slovak Republic
       
(Slovenia)
       
Sweden
       
(Switzerland)
       
(Thailand)
       

 

State/Jurisdiction: California

If the public school students in California participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in mathematics compare to that of students in the 41 nations that took TIMSS at grade 8?

 

Nations whose performance is expected to be:

Higher than
California
 
Not significantly different
from California
 
Lower than
California
(Australia)
 
Cyprus
 
(Colombia)
(Austria)
 
(Denmark)
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
Belgium—Flemish
 
(Greece)
 
(Kuwait)
(Belgium—French)
 
Iceland
 
(South Africa)
(Bulgaria)
 
(Latvia-LSS)
   
Canada
 
(Lithuania)
   
Czech Republic
 
Norway
   
(England)
 
Portugal
   
France
 
(Romania)
   
(Germany)
 
(Scotland)
   
Hong Kong
 
Spain
   
Hungary
 
United States (average)
   
Ireland
       
(Israel)
       
Japan
       
Korea
       
(Netherlands)
       
New Zealand
       
Russian Federation
       
Singapore
       
Slovak Republic
       
(Slovenia)
       
Sweden
       
(Switzerland)
       
(Thailand)
       

 

State/Jurisdiction: Colorado

If the public school students in Colorado participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in mathematics compare to that of students in the 41 nations that took TIMSS at grade 8?

 

Nations whose performance is expected to be:

Higher than
Colorado
 
Not significantly different
from Colorado
 
Lower than
Colorado
(Austria)
 
(Australia)
 
(Colombia)
Belgium—Flemish
 
(Belgium—French)
 
Cyprus
(Bulgaria)
 
Canada
 
(Greece)
Czech Republic
 
(Denmark)
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
France
 
(England)
 
(Kuwait)
Hong Kong
 
(Germany)
 
(Lithuania)
Hungary
 
Iceland
 
Portugal
Japan
 
Ireland
 
(Romania)
Korea
 
(Israel)
 
(South Africa)
(Netherlands)
 
(Latvia—LSS)
 
Spain
Singapore
 
New Zealand
   
Slovak Republic
 
Norway
   
(Slovenia)
 
Russian Federation
   
(Switzerland)
 
(Scotland)
   
   
Sweden
   
   
(Thailand)
   
   
United States (average)
   

 

State/Jurisdiction: Connecticut

If the public school students in Connecticut participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in mathematics compare to that of students in the 41 nations that took TIMSS at grade 8?

 

Nations whose performance is expected to be:

Higher than
Connecticut
 
Not significantly different
from Connecticut
 
Lower than
Connecticut
Belgium—Flemish
 
(Australia)
 
(Colombia)
Czech Republic
 
(Austria)
 
Cyprus
Hong Kong
 
(Belgium—French)
 
(Greece)
Japan
 
(Bulgaria)
 
Iceland
Korea
 
Canada
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
Singapore
 
(Denmark)
 
(Kuwait)
Slovak Republic
 
(England)
 
(Latvia—LSS)
(Switzerland)
 
France
 
(Lithuania)
   
(Germany)
 
Portugal
   
Hungary
 
(Romania)
   
Ireland
 
(South Africa)
   
(Israel)
 
Spain
   
(Netherlands)
   
   
New Zealand
   
   
Norway
   
   
Russian Federation
   
   
(Scotland)
   
   
(Slovenia)
   
   
Sweden
   
   
(Thailand)
   
   
United States (average)
   

 

State/Jurisdiction: Delaware

If the public school students in Delaware participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in mathematics compare to that of students in the 41 nations that took TIMSS at grade 8?

 

Nations whose performance is expected to be:

Higher than
Delaware
 
Not significantly different
from Delaware
 
Lower than
Delaware
(Australia)
 
Cyprus
 
(Colombia)
(Austria)
 
(Denmark)
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
Belgium—Flemish
 
(England)
 
(Kuwait)
(Belgium—French)
 
(Germany)
 
Portugal
(Bulgaria)
 
(Greece)
 
(South Africa)
Canada
 
Iceland
   
Czech Republic
 
(Latvia-LSS)
   
France
 
(Lithuania)
   
Hong Kong
 
New Zealand
   
Hungary
 
Norway
   
Ireland
 
(Romania)
   
(Israel)
 
(Scotland)
   
Japan
 
Spain
   
Korea
 
United States (average)
   
(Netherlands)
       
Russian Federation
       
Singapore
       
Slovak Republic
       
(Slovenia)
       
Sweden
       
(Switzerland)
       
(Thailand)
       

 

State/Jurisdiction: Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary
and Secondary Schools—DDESS

If the public school students in DDESS participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in mathematics compare to that of students in the 41 nations that took TIMSS at grade 8?

 

Nations whose performance is expected to be:

Higher than
DDESS
 
Not significantly different
from DDESS
 
Lower than
DDESS
(Australia)
 
Cyprus
 
(Colombia)
(Austria)
 
(Denmark)
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
Belgium—Flemish
 
(England)
 
(Kuwait)
(Belgium—French)
 
(Germany)
 
Portugal
(Bulgaria)
 
(Greece)
 
(South Africa)
Canada
 
Iceland
   
Czech Republic
 
(Israel)
   
France
 
(Latvia-LSS)
   
Hong Kong
 
(Lithuania)
   
Hungary
 
New Zealand
   
Ireland
 
Norway
   
Japan
 
(Romania)
   
Korea
 
(Scotland)
   
(Netherlands)
 
Spain
   
Russian Federation
 
Sweden
   
Singapore
 
(Thailand)
   
Slovak Republic
 
United States (average)
   
(Slovenia)
       
(Switzerland)
       

 

State/Jurisdiction: Department of Defense Dependent Schools—DoDDS

If the public school students in the DoDDS participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in mathematics compare to that of students in the 41 nations that took TIMSS at grade 8?

 

Nations whose performance is expected to be:

Higher than
DoDDS
 
Not significantly different
from DoDDS
 
Lower than
DoDDS
(Austria)
 
(Australia)
 
(Colombia)
Belgium—Flemish
 
(Belgium—French)
 
Cyprus
(Bulgaria)
 
Canada
 
(Greece)
Czech Republic
 
(Denmark)
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
France
 
(England)
 
(Kuwait)
Hong Kong
 
(Germany)
 
(Lithuania)
Hungary
 
Iceland
 
Portugal
Japan
 
Ireland
 
(Romania)
Korea
 
(Israel)
 
(South Africa)
(Netherlands)
 
(Latvia—LSS)
 
Spain
Russian Federation
 
New Zealand
   
Singapore
 
Norway
   
Slovak Republic
 
(Scotland)
   
(Slovenia)
 
Sweden
   
(Switzerland)
 
(Thailand)
   
   
United States (average)
   

 

State/Jurisdiction: District of Columbia

If the public school students in the District of Columbia participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in mathematics compare to that of students in the 41 nations that took TIMSS at grade 8?

 

Nations whose performance is expected to be:

Higher than DC
 
Not significantly different from DC
 
Lower than DC
(Australia)
 
(Colombia)
 
(South Africa)
(Austria)
 
(Kuwait)
   
Belgium—Flemish
       
(Belgium—French)
       
(Bulgaria)
       
Canada
       
Cyprus
       
Czech Republic
       
(Denmark)
       
(England)
       
France
       
(Germany)
       
(Greece)
       
Hong Kong
       
Hungary
       
Iceland
       
Iran, Islamic Republic
       
Ireland
       
(Israel)
       
Japan
       
Korea
       
(Latvia-LSS)
       
(Lithuania)
       
(Netherlands)
       
New Zealand
       
Norway
       
Portugal
       
(Romania)
       
Russian Federation
       
(Scotland)
       
Singapore
       
Slovak Republic
       
(Slovenia)
       
Spain
       
Sweden
       
(Switzerland)
       
(Thailand)
       
United States (average)
       

 

State/Jurisdiction: Florida

If the public school students in Florida participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in mathematics compare to that of students in the 41 nations that took TIMSS at grade 8?

 

Nations whose performance is expected to be:

Higher than Florida
 
Not significantly different
from Florida
 
Lower than Florida
(Australia)
 
Cyprus
 
(Colombia)
(Austria)
 
(Denmark)
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
Belgium—Flemish
 
(England)
 
(Kuwait)
(Belgium—French)
 
(Germany)
 
Portugal
(Bulgaria)
 
(Greece)
 
(South Africa)
Canada
 
Iceland
   
Czech Republic
 
(Latvia-LSS)
   
France
 
(Lithuania)
   
Hong Kong
 
New Zealand
   
Hungary
 
Norway
   
Ireland
 
(Romania)
   
(Israel)
 
(Scotland)
   
Japan
 
Spain
   
Korea
 
United States (average)
   
(Netherlands)
       
Russian Federation
       
Singapore

 

State/Jurisdiction: Georgia

If the public school students in Georgia participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in mathematics compare to that of students in the 41 nations that took TIMSS at grade 8?

 

Nations whose performance is expected to be:

Higher than Georgia
 
Not significantly different
from Georgia
 
Lower than Georgia
(Australia)
 
Cyprus
 
(Colombia)
(Austria)
 
(Greece)
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
Belgium—Flemish
 
Iceland
 
(Kuwait)
(Belgium—French)
 
(Latvia-LSS)
 
(South Africa)
(Bulgaria)
 
(Lithuania)
   
Canada
 
Portugal
   
Czech Republic
 
(Romania)
   
(Denmark)
 
(Scotland)
   
(England)
 
Spain
   
France
 
United States (average)
   
(Germany)
       
Hong Kong
       
Hungary
       
Ireland
       
(Israel)
       
Japan
       
Korea
       
(Netherlands)
       
New Zealand
       
Norway
       
Russian Federation
       
Singapore
       
Slovak Republic
       
(Slovenia)
       
Sweden
       
(Switzerland)
       
(Thailand)
       

 

State/Jurisdiction: Guam

If the public school students in Guam participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in mathematics compare to that of students in the 41 nations that took TIMSS at grade 8?

 

Nations whose performance is expected to be:

Higher than Guam
 
Not significantly different
from Guam
 
Lower than Guam
(Australia)
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
 
(Colombia)
(Austria)
     
(Kuwait)
Belgium—Flemish
     
(South Africa)
(Belgium—French)
       
(Bulgaria)
       
Canada
       
Cyprus
       
Czech Republic
       
(Denmark)
       
(England)
       
France
       
(Germany)
       
(Greece)
       
Hong Kong
       
Hungary
       
Iceland
       
Ireland
       
(Israel)
       
Japan
       
Korea
       
(Latvia-LSS)
       
(Lithuania)
       
(Netherlands)
       
New Zealand
       
Norway
       
Portugal
       
(Romania)
       
Russian Federation
       
(Scotland)
       
Singapore
       
Slovak Republic
       
(Slovenia)
       
Spain
       
Sweden
       
(Switzerland)
       
(Thailand)
       
United States (average)
       

 

State/Jurisdiction: Hawaii

If the public school students in Hawaii participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in mathematics compare to that of students in the 41 nations that took TIMSS at grade 8?

 

Nations whose performance is expected to be:

Higher than Hawaii
 
Not significantly different
from Hawaii
 
Lower than Hawaii
(Australia)
 
Cyprus
 
(Colombia)
(Austria)
 
(Greece)
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
Belgium—Flemish
 
Iceland
 
(Kuwait)
(Belgium—French)
 
(Latvia-LSS)
 
Portugal
(Bulgaria)
 
(Lithuania)
 
(South Africa)
Canada
 
(Romania)
   
Czech Republic
 
(Scotland)
   
(Denmark)
 
Spain
   
(England)
 
United States (average)
   
France
       
(Germany)
       
Hong Kong
       
Hungary
       
Ireland
       
(Israel)
       
Japan
       
Korea
       
(Netherlands)
       
New Zealand
       
Norway
       
Russian Federation
       
Singapore
       
Slovak Republic
       
(Slovenia)
       
Sweden
       
(Switzerland)
       
(Thailand)
       


(Jurisdiction) indicates that the nation, state, or jurisdiction did not satisfy one or more of the sample participation guidelines.
Latvia-LSS: Latvian-speaking schools only
SOURCE: IEA Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 1994-1995, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1996.



 

 

 

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