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APPENDIX C

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

(Part 3 of 3: Nebraska—Wyoming)

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: Nebraska

If the public school students in Nebraska 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 Nebraska
 
Not significantly different
from Nebraska
 
Lower than Nebraska
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: New Mexico

If the public school students in New Mexico 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 New Mexico
 
Not significantly different from New Mexico
 
Lower than New Mexico
(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)
       

 

State/Jurisdiction: (New York)

If the public school students in New York 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 New York
 
Not significantly different from New York
 
Lower than New York
(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: North Carolina

If the public school students in North Carolina 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 North Carolina
 
Not significantly different from North Carolina
 
Lower than North Carolina
(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: North Dakota

If the public school students in North Dakota 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 North Dakota
Not significantly different from North Dakota
Lower than North Dakota
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)
 
New Zealand
   
Russian Federation
 
Norway
   
Slovak Republic
 
Portugal
   
(Slovenia)
 
(Romania)
   
Sweden
 
(Scotland)
   
(Switzerland)
 
(South Africa)
   
(Thailand)
 
Spain
       
United States (average)

 

State/Jurisdiction: Oregon

If the public school students in Oregon 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 Oregon
 
Not significantly different
from Oregon
 
Lower than Oregon
(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: Rhode Island

If the public school students in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island
 
Not significantly different from Rhode Island
 
Lower than Rhode Island
(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: (South Carolina)

If the public school students in South Carolina 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 South Carolina
 
Not significantly different from South Carolina
 
Lower than South Carolina
(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: Tennessee

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

 

State/Jurisdiction: Texas

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

 

State/Jurisdiction: Utah

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

 

State/Jurisdiction: (Vermont)

If the public school students in Vermont 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 Vermont
 
Not significantly different
from Vermont
 
Lower than Vermont
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: Virginia

If the public school students in Virginia 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 Virginia
 
Not significantly different
from Virginia
 
Lower than Virginia
(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: Washington

If the public school students in Washington 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 Washington
Not significantly different
from Washington
Lower than Washington
(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: West Virginia

If the public school students in West Virginia 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 West Virginia
 
Not significantly different from West Virginia
 
Lower than West Virginia
(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: (Wisconsin)

If the public school students in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin
 
Not significantly different
from Wisconsin
 
Lower than Wisconsin
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: Wyoming

If the public school students in Wyoming 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 Wyoming
 
Not significantly different
from Wyoming
 
Lower than Wyoming
(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)
   


(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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