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APPENDIX C

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

(Part 2 of 3: Indiana—Montana)

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 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: Indiana

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

 

State/Jurisdiction: (Iowa)

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

 

State/Jurisdiction: Kentucky

If the public school students in Kentucky 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 Kentucky
 
Not significantly different
from Kentucky
 
Lower than Kentucky
(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: Louisiana

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

 

State/Jurisdiction: Maine

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

 

State/Jurisdiction: (Maryland)

If the public school students in Maryland 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 Maryland
 
Not significantly different
from Maryland
 
Lower than Maryland
(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: Massachusetts

If the public school students in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts
 
Not significantly different
from Massachusetts
 
Lower than Massachusetts
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)
 
(Lithuania)
(Switzerland)
 
France
 
Portugal
   
(Germany)
 
(Romania)
   
Hungary
 
(South Africa)
   
Ireland
 
Spain
   
(Israel)
   
   
(Latvia—LSS)
   
   
(Netherlands)
   
   
New Zealand
   
   
Norway
   
   
Russian Federation
   
   
(Scotland)
   
   
(Slovenia)
   
   
Sweden
   
   
(Thailand)
   
   
United States (average)
   

 

State/Jurisdiction: (Michigan)

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

 

State/Jurisdiction: Minnesota

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

 

 

State/Jurisdiction: Minnesota*

How did the students in Minnesota perform in grade 8 mathematics in comparison to the students in the 41 nations that participated in TIMSS?

 

Nations whose performance was:

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

 

State/Jurisdiction: Mississippi

If the public school students in Mississippi 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 Mississippi
 
Not significantly different
from Mississippi
 
Lower than Mississippi
(Australia)
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
 
(Colombia)
(Austria)
 
Portugal
 
(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
       
(Romania)
       
Russian Federation
       
(Scotland)
       
Singapore
       
Slovak Republic
       
(Slovenia)
       
Spain
       
Sweden
       
(Switzerland)
       
(Thailand)
       
United States (average)
       

 

State/Jurisdiction: Missouri

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

 

State/Jurisdiction: (Montana)

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