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Title:  Pursuing Excellence: A Study of U.S. Fourth-Grade Mathematics and Science Achievement in International Context (1995)
Description: The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the largest, most comprehensive, and most rigorous international comparison of education ever undertaken. During the 1995 school year, the study tested the mathematics and science knowledge of a half-million students from 41 nations at five different grade levels. This report presents findings from the tests, questionnaires, and curriculum analysis performed at the fourth grade. Twenty-six nations participated in the fourth-grade assessment.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: June 1997
Web Release: June 10, 1997
Publication #: NCES 97255
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Lois Peak et al.
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: International Activities Program (IAP)
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
Achievement (student)
International comparisons
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Eugene H. Owen.
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