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Indiana's 2011 TIMSS Results in Grade 8 Mathematics: A Summary


Summary

  • Public school students’ average score was 522 at grade 8.
  • Higher percentages of Indiana 8th-graders performed at or above each of the four TIMSS international benchmarks than the international medians. For example, 7 percent of 8th- graders in Indiana performed at or above the Advanced benchmark (625) compared to the international median of 3 percent at grade 8 (see figure 4, Highlights from TIMSS 2011).
  • Male and female students in Indiana scored higher in mathematics, on average, than the TIMSS scale average (table 2).
  • White and multiracial students’ average scores were higher than the TIMSS scale average, while Black students scored lower, on average, than the TIMSS scale average. Hispanic and Asian students’ average scores were not measurably different from the TIMSS scale average.
  • Students in schools with at least 10 percent but less than 50 percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch scored higher, on average, than the TIMSS scale average, while students in schools with 75 percent or more students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch scored lower, on average, than the TIMSS scale average.

Suggested Citation: Provasnik, S., Kastberg, D., Ferraro, D., Lemanski, N., Roey, S., and Jenkins, F. (2012). Highlights From TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and Science Achievement of U.S. Fourth- and Eighth-Grade Students in an International Context (NCES 2013-009). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.

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Table 1. Average mathematics scores of 8th-grade students in Indiana public schools compared with other participating education systems: 2011
 
Education systems higher than Indiana
Korea, Rep. of Japan
Singapore Massachusetts-USA
Chinese Taipei-CHN Minnesota-USA
Hong Kong-CHN Russian Federation
 
Education systems not measurably different from Indiana
North Carolina-USA Finland
Quebec-CAN Florida-USA
Colorado-USA Ontario-CAN
Connecticut-USA England-GBR
Israel
 
Education systems lower than Indiana
United States Lebanon
Alberta-CAN Abu Dhabi-UAE
Hungary Malaysia
Australia Georgia
Slovenia Thailand
Lithuania Macedonia, Rep. of
Italy Tunisia
California-USA Chile
New Zealand Iran, Islamic Rep. of
Kazakhstan Qatar
Sweden Bahrain
Ukraine Jordan
Dubai-UAE Palestinian Nat'l Auth.
Norway Saudi Arabia
Armenia Indonesia
Alabama-USA Syrian Arab Republic
Romania Morocco
United Arab Emirates Oman
Turkey Ghana
SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2011.
Table 2. Average mathematics scores in grade 8 for selected student groups in public schools in Indiana: 2011
 
Reporting groups Average score
TIMSS scale average 500
U.S. average 509 *
Indiana average 522 *
Sex
Female 518 *
Male 526 *
Race/ethnicity
White 530 *
Black 467 *
Hispanic 501
Asian 521 *
Multiracial 530
Percentage of public school students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
Less than 10 percent
10 to 24.9 percent 551 *
25 to 49.9 percent 527 *
50 to 74.9 percent 508
75 percent or more 474 *
Reporting standards not met.
*p<.05. Difference between score and TIMSS scale average is significant.
NOTE: Black includes African American and Hispanic includes Latino. Racial categories exclude Hispanic origin. Not all race/ethnicity categories are shown, but they are all included in the U.S. and state totals shown throughout the report. The standard errors of the estimates are shown in table E-13 available at http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfor.asp?pubid=2013009.
SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2011.

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