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APPENDIX D

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

(Part 2 of 3: Indiana—Montana)

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: Indiana

If the public school students in Indiana 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 Indiana
 
Not significantly different
from Indiana
 
Lower than Indiana
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: (Iowa)

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

 

State/Jurisdiction: Kentucky

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

 

 

State/Jurisdiction: Louisiana

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

 

State/Jurisdiction: (Maryland)

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

 

 

State/Jurisdiction: Massachusetts

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

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

 

State/Jurisdiction: Minnesota

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

 

 

State/Jurisdiction: Minnesota*

How did the public school students in Minnesota perform in grade 8 science 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
Singapore
 
(Australia)
 
(Belgium—French)
   
(Austria)
 
Canada
   
Belgium—Flemish
 
(Colombia)
   
(Bulgaria)
 
Cyprus
   
Czech Republic
 
(Denmark)
   
(England)
 
France
   
Hungary
 
(Germany)
   
Japan
 
(Greece)
   
Korea
 
Hong Kong
   
(Netherlands)
 
Iceland
   
Slovak Republic
 
Iran, Islamic Republic
   
(Slovenia)
 
Ireland
       
(Israel)
       
(Kuwait)
       
(Latvia—LSS)
       
(Lithuania)
       
New Zealand
       
Norway
       
Portugal
       
(Romania)
       
Russian Federation
       
(Scotland)
       
(South Africa)
       
Spain
       
Sweden
       
(Switzerland)
       
(Thailand)
       
United States (average)

 

State/Jurisdiction: Mississippi

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

 

State/Jurisdiction: (Montana)

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