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APPENDIX D

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

(Part 1 of 3: Alabama—Hawaii)

This appendix presents one-page profiles for each state and jurisdiction participating in grade 8 science 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 science 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 science.

Readers of these profiles are reminded that the state's or jurisdiction's TIMSS performance in grade 8 science 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 science are arranged in alphabetical order. The proper between-state comparisons are provided in the NAEP reports (O'Sullivan, Reese, and Mazzeo 1997), while the proper between country comparisons are provided in the TIMSS reports (Beaton, Martin, et al., 1997).

 

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

 

State/Jurisdiction: Alabama

If the public school students in Alabama participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in science 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)
 
(Denmark)
 
(Belgium—French)
(Austria)
 
France
 
(Colombia)
Belgium—Flemish
 
(Greece)
 
Cyprus
(Bulgaria)
 
Hong Kong
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
Canada
 
Iceland
 
(Kuwait)
Czech Republic
 
(Israel)
 
(South Africa)
(England)
 
(Latvia—LSS)
   
(Germany)
 
(Lithuania)
   
Hungary
 
New Zealand
   
Ireland
 
Norway
   
Japan
 
Portugal
   
Korea
 
(Romania)
   
(Netherlands)
 
(Scotland)
   
Russian Federation
 
Spain
   
Singapore
 
(Switzerland)
   
Slovak Republic
 
(Thailand)
   
(Slovenia)
       
Sweden
       
United States (average)
       

 

State/Jurisdiction: (Alaska)

If the public school students in Alaska participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in science 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
Czech Republic
 
(Australia)
 
(Belgium—French)
Japan
 
(Austria)
 
(Colombia)
Singapore
 
Belgium—Flemish
 
Cyprus
   
(Bulgaria)
 
(Denmark)
   
Canada
 
France
   
(England)
 
(Greece)
   
(Germany)
 
Iceland
   
Hong Kong
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
   
Hungary
 
(Kuwait)
   
Ireland
 
(Latvia—LSS)
   
(Israel)
 
(Lithuania)
   
Korea
 
Portugal
   
(Netherlands)
 
(Romania)
   
New Zealand
 
(Scotland)
   
Norway
 
(South Africa)
   
Russian Federation
 
Spain
   
Slovak Republic
   
   
(Slovenia)
   
   
Sweden
   
   
(Switzerland)
   
   
(Thailand)
   
   
United States (average)
   

 

State/Jurisdiction: Arizona

If the public school students in Arizona participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in science 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
(Austria)
 
(Australia)
 
(Belgium—French)
(Bulgaria)
 
Belgium—Flemish
 
(Colombia)
Czech Republic
 
Canada
 
Cyprus
(England)
 
France
 
(Denmark)
Hungary
 
(Germany)
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
Japan
 
(Greece)
 
(Kuwait)
Korea
 
Hong Kong
 
(Latvia—LSS)
(Netherlands)
 
Iceland
 
(Lithuania)
Singapore
 
Ireland
 
Portugal
(Slovenia)
 
(Israel)
 
(Romania)
   
New Zealand
 
(South Africa)
   
Norway
   
   
Russian Federation
   
   
(Scotland)
   
   
Slovak Republic
   
   
Spain
   
   
Sweden
   
   
(Switzerland)
   
   
(Thailand)
   
   
United States (average)
   

 

State/Jurisdiction: (Arkansas)

If the public school students in Arkansas participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in science 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)
 
Canada
 
(Belgium—French)
(Austria)
 
France
 
(Colombia)
Belgium—Flemish
 
(Germany)
 
Cyprus
(Bulgaria)
 
(Greece)
 
(Denmark)
Czech Republic
 
Hong Kong
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
(England)
 
Iceland
 
(Kuwait)
Hungary
 
Ireland
 
(Latvia—LSS)
Japan
 
(Israel)
 
(Lithuania)
Korea
 
New Zealand
 
Portugal
(Netherlands)
 
Norway
 
(Romania)
Singapore
 
Russian Federation
 
(South Africa)
Slovak Republic
 
(Scotland)
   
(Slovenia)
 
Spain
   
   
Sweden
   
   
(Switzerland)
   
   
(Thailand)
   
   
United States (average)
   

 

State/Jurisdiction: California

If the public school students in California participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in science 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)
 
(Denmark)
 
(Belgium—French)
(Austria)
 
France
 
(Colombia)
Belgium—Flemish
 
(Greece)
 
Cyprus
(Bulgaria)
 
Hong Kong
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
Canada
 
Iceland
 
(Kuwait)
Czech Republic
 
(Israel)
 
(South Africa)
(England)
 
(Latvia—LSS)
   
(Germany)
 
(Lithuania)
   
Hungary
 
New Zealand
   
Ireland
 
Portugal
   
Japan
 
(Romania)
   
Korea
 
(Scotland)
   
(Netherlands)
 
Spain
   
Norway
 
(Switzerland)
   
Russian Federation
 
(Thailand)
   
Singapore
       
Slovak Republic
       
(Slovenia)
       
Sweden
       
United States (average)
       

 

State/Jurisdiction: Colorado

If the public school students in Colorado participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in science 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
Singapore
 
(Australia)
 
(Belgium—French)
   
(Austria)
 
(Colombia)
   
Belgium—Flemish
 
Cyprus
   
(Bulgaria)
 
(Denmark)
   
Canada
 
France
   
Czech Republic
 
(Greece)
   
(England)
 
Hong Kong
   
(Germany)
 
Iceland
   
Hungary
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
   
Ireland
 
(Kuwait)
   
(Israel)
 
(Latvia—LSS)
   
Japan
 
(Lithuania)
   
Korea
 
Norway
   
(Netherlands)
 
Portugal
   
New Zealand
 
(Romania)
   
Russian Federation
 
(Scotland)
   
Slovak Republic
 
(South Africa)
   
(Slovenia)
 
Spain
   
Sweden
 
(Switzerland)
   
United States (average)
 
(Thailand)

 

State/Jurisdiction: Connecticut

If the public school students in Connecticut participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in science 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
Singapore
 
(Australia)
 
(Belgium—French)
   
(Austria)
 
(Colombia)
   
Belgium—Flemish
 
Cyprus
   
(Bulgaria)
 
(Denmark)
   
Canada
 
France
   
Czech Republic
 
(Greece)
   
(England)
 
Hong Kong
   
(Germany)
 
Iceland
   
Hungary
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
   
Ireland
 
(Kuwait)
   
(Israel)
 
(Latvia—LSS)
   
Japan
 
(Lithuania)
   
Korea
 
Norway
   
(Netherlands)
 
Portugal
   
New Zealand
 
(Romania)
   
Russian Federation
 
(Scotland)
   
Slovak Republic
 
(South Africa)
   
(Slovenia)
 
Spain
   
Sweden
 
(Switzerland)
   
United States (average)
 
(Thailand)

 

State/Jurisdiction: Delaware

If the public school students in Delaware participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in science 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)
 
Canada
 
(Belgium—French)
(Austria)
 
France
 
(Colombia)
Belgium—Flemish
 
(Germany)
 
Cyprus
(Bulgaria)
 
(Greece)
 
(Denmark)
Czech Republic
 
Hong Kong
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
(England)
 
Iceland
 
(Kuwait)
Hungary
 
(Israel)
 
(Latvia—LSS)
Ireland
 
New Zealand
 
(Lithuania)
Japan
 
Norway
 
Portugal
Korea
 
(Romania)
 
(South Africa)
(Netherlands)
 
(Scotland)
   
Russian Federation
 
Spain
   
Singapore
 
(Switzerland)
   
Slovak Republic
 
(Thailand)
   
(Slovenia)
 
United States (average)
   
Sweden
       

 

 

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

If the public school students in the DDESS participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in science 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
Czech Republic
 
(Australia)
 
(Belgium—French)
Japan
 
(Austria)
 
(Colombia)
Singapore
 
Belgium—Flemish
 
Cyprus
   
(Bulgaria)
 
(Denmark)
   
Canada
 
France
   
(England)
 
(Greece)
   
(Germany)
 
Iceland
   
Hong Kong
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
   
Hungary
 
(Kuwait)
   
Ireland
 
(Latvia—LSS)
   
(Israel)
 
(Lithuania)
   
Korea
 
Portugal
   
(Netherlands)
 
(Romania)
   
New Zealand
 
(Scotland)
   
Norway
 
(South Africa)
   
Russian Federation
 
Spain
   
Slovak Republic
 
(Switzerland)
   
(Slovenia)
   
   
Sweden
   
   
(Thailand)
   
   
United States (average)
   

 

State/Jurisdiction: Department of Defense Dependents Schools Overseas—DoDDS

If the public school students in the DoDDS participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in science 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
Singapore
 
(Australia)
 
(Belgium—French)
   
(Austria)
 
Canada
   
Belgium—Flemish
 
(Colombia)
   
(Bulgaria)
 
Cyprus
   
Czech Republic
 
(Denmark)
   
(England)
 
France
   
(Germany)
 
(Greece)
   
Hungary
 
Hong Kong
   
Ireland
 
Iceland
   
Japan
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
   
Korea
 
(Israel)
   
(Netherlands)
 
(Kuwait)
   
Russian Federation
 
(Latvia—LSS)
   
Slovak Republic
 
(Lithuania)
   
(Slovenia)
 
New Zealand
   
Sweden
 
Norway
   
United States (average)
 
Portugal
       
(Romania)
       
(Scotland)
       
(South Africa)
       
Spain
       
(Switzerland)
       
(Thailand)

 

State/Jurisdiction: District of Columbia

If the public school students in the District of Columbia participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in science 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 science 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)
 
Canada
 
(Belgium—French)
(Austria)
 
France
 
(Colombia)
Belgium—Flemish
 
(Germany)
 
Cyprus
(Bulgaria)
 
(Greece)
 
(Denmark)
Czech Republic
 
Hong Kong
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
(England)
 
Iceland
 
(Kuwait)
Hungary
 
Ireland
 
(Latvia—LSS)
Japan
 
(Israel)
 
(Lithuania)
Korea
 
New Zealand
 
Portugal
(Netherlands)
 
Norway
 
(South Africa)
Singapore
 
(Romania)
   
Slovak Republic
 
Russian Federation
   
(Slovenia)
 
(Scotland)
   
   
Spain
   
   
Sweden
   
   
(Switzerland)
   
   
(Thailand)
   
   
United States (average)
   

 

State/Jurisdiction: Georgia

If the public school students in Georgia participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in science 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)
 
Canada
 
(Belgium—French)
(Austria)
 
France
 
(Colombia)
Belgium—Flemish
 
(Germany)
 
Cyprus
(Bulgaria)
 
(Greece)
 
(Denmark)
Czech Republic
 
Hong Kong
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
(England)
 
Iceland
 
(Kuwait)
Hungary
 
Ireland
 
(Latvia—LSS)
Japan
 
(Israel)
 
(Lithuania)
Korea
 
New Zealand
 
Portugal
(Netherlands)
 
Norway
 
(South Africa)
Russian Federation
 
(Romania)
   
Singapore
 
(Scotland)
   
Slovak Republic
 
Spain
   
(Slovenia)
 
Sweden
   
   
(Switzerland)
   
   
(Thailand)
   
   
United States (average)
   

 

State/Jurisdiction: Guam

If the public school students in Guam participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in science 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)
 
Cyprus
 
(Colombia)
(Austria)
 
(Kuwait)
 
(South Africa)
Belgium—Flemish
       
(Belgium—French)
       
(Bulgaria)
       
Canada
       
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: Hawaii

If the public school students in Hawaii participated in TIMSS, how would their average performance in science 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)
 
(Belgium—French)
 
(Colombia)
(Austria)
 
(Denmark)
 
Cyprus
Belgium—Flemish
 
France
 
(Kuwait)
(Bulgaria)
 
(Greece)
 
(South Africa)
Canada
 
Iceland
   
Czech Republic
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
   
(England)
 
(Latvia—LSS)
   
(Germany)
 
(Lithuania)
   
Hong Kong
 
Portugal
   
Hungary
 
(Romania)
   
Ireland
 
(Scotland)
   
(Israel)
       
Japan
       
Korea
       
(Netherlands)
       
New Zealand
       
Norway
       
Russian Federation
       
Singapore
       
Slovak Republic
       
(Slovenia)
       
Spain
       
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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