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Table C.2.11b. IEA: Percentage of eighth-grade students, by their mathematics teachers' participation in professional development over the prior 2 years and jurisdiction: 2007
 
Jurisdiction   Mathematics content   s.e   Mathematics pedagogy/ instruction   s.e   Mathematics curriculum   s.e   Integrating information technology into mathematics   s.e   Improving students' critical thinking or problem solving skills   s.e   Mathematics assessment   s.e    
    International average   56   0.5   59   0.5   51   0.5   45   0.5   46   0.5   48   0.5  
                                                   
Algeria   51   4.4   66   4.0   51   4.4   27   3.6   60   4.5   51   4.5  
Armenia   56   3.9   67   3.7   69   4.1   32   3.9   38   4.2   45   3.9  
Australia   69   3.8   61   3.4   69   3.3   57   3.2   45   3.7   59   3.6  
Bahrain   33   2.4   48   2.4   26   2.2   69   2.4   56   2.7   40   2.5  
Bosnia and Herzegovina   67   3.9   60   3.8   56   3.6   39   3.6   43   3.8   46   4.3  
                                                   
Botswana   20   3.5   12   2.5   11   2.7   13   3.2   27   4.1   27   4.0  
Bulgaria   59   3.6   42   3.4   60   3.6   69   3.5   25   3.0   44   3.4  
Chinese Taipei   84   2.9   79   3.3   84   3.1   73   3.6   40   4.1   52   4.5  
Colombia   70   4.0   64   5.5   67   4.3   51   4.9   60   4.6   53   4.6  
Cyprus   69   2.9   70   2.7   56   2.3   59   3.4   46   2.7   48   2.9  
                                                   
Czech Republic   47   4.2   45   4.1   35   3.8   49   4.6   28   3.3   22   3.3  
Egypt   46   4.0   66   3.9   34   4.1   54   4.1   77   3.4   51   3.7  
El Salvador   49   4.0   42   3.9   26   3.9   26   3.7   45   4.0   38   4.4  
England   66   3.9   79   3.3   61   4.3   62   4.2   40   3.7   58   3.9  
Georgia   30   4.3   49   4.6   52   5.5   26   4.3   59   5.3   64   5.0  
                                                   
Ghana   60   3.9   38   3.6   44   3.8   13   2.5   44   4.3   46   4.2  
Hong Kong SAR1    78   3.5   71   4.0   72   4.0   63   4.3   60   4.7   56   4.1  
Hungary   51   3.9   53   3.3   28   3.9   26   3.6   34   4.1   32   3.7  
Indonesia   71   3.9   69   4.2   77   3.8   29   4.0   57   4.4   69   4.0  
Iran, Islamic Rep. of   57   4.3   78   3.1   47   3.8   28   3.4   52   3.9   44   3.8  
                                                   
Israel   59   3.6 2 63   3.6   50   3.7 2 35   3.5   45   3.6 2 33   3.6 2
Italy   16   2.1   34   3.3   15   2.0   43   3.1   9   1.6   17   2.7  
Japan   74   3.4   76   3.4   31   3.5   27   3.3   39   3.7   39   3.5  
Jordan   57   4.2   78   3.3   62   3.9   65   4.4   67   3.5   53   3.4  
Korea, Rep. of   48   3.3   50   3.5   41   3.3   31   3.2   22   2.8   33   3.2  
                                                   
Kuwait   45   4.4 2 62   4.2   30   3.8 2 45   5.1   69   4.6 2 43   4.7 2
Lebanon   68   3.6   67   3.6   54   4.7   50   5.0   68   4.2   70   3.7  
Lithuania   85   2.7   81   3.1   71   3.3   69   3.5   52   3.8   65   3.8  
Malaysia   57   4.0   46   4.2   52   4.0   61   3.7   27   3.8   38   3.6  
Malta   47   0.2   71   0.2   60   0.2   83   0.2   31   0.2   68   0.2  
                                                   
Norway   40   3.9   39   3.9   44   4.0   35   3.7   18   3.2   22   3.3  
Oman   54   4.7   42   4.0   58   4.5   24   3.9   36   4.1   48   4.1  
Palestinian Nat'l Auth.   44   4.3   47   4.5   34   4.4   26   3.6   45   4.4   35   4.3  
Qatar   43   0.1   56   0.2   37   0.1   54   0.2   50   0.1   43   0.2  
Romania   71   3.4   55   3.4   53   3.9   57   3.9   56   3.8   69   3.6  
                                                   
Russian Federation   84   2.4   73   3.0   74   3.1   67   3.1   62   3.0   60   2.8  
Saudi Arabia   26   4.1   47   4.6   19   3.2   24   4.1   34   4.0   24   4.1  
Scotland   80   3.4   93   2.0   74   3.3   79   3.0   56   4.1   71   3.1  
Serbia   72   4.1   50   4.4   45   4.3   33   3.8   37   4.1   46   4.0  
Singapore   81   1.8   88   1.7   65   2.3   74   2.0   63   2.2   61   2.4  
                                                   
Slovenia   70   2.8   65   2.9   66   3.2   62   3.0   37   2.8   72   2.8  
Sweden   41   3.1   48   3.3   38   3.1   9   1.8   28   3.2   46   3.2  
Syrian Arab Republic   13   2.5   20   3.4   17   3.3   15   2.6   49   4.1   32   4.1  
Thailand   82   3.3   80   3.3   79   3.6   73   3.7   82   3.1   83   3.1  
Tunisia   24   3.6   35   4.4   26   3.8   22   3.4   36   4.1   32   4.1  
                                                   
Turkey   47   4.0   48   4.5   69   4.0   18   3.3   24   4.0   27   3.8  
Ukraine   79   3.6   82   3.1   81   3.5   75   3.7   80   3.3   83   3.4  
United States   81   2.1   76   2.4   80   1.7   61   3.0   65   2.8   69   2.5  
                                                   
Benchmarking jurisdictions                                                  
   Basque Country, Spain   24   4.0   26   4.3   27   4.7   32   4.5   19   3.9   19   3.7  
   British Columbia, Canada   77   3.0   70   3.6   69   3.5   51   3.9   75   2.8   58   4.0  
   Dubai, UAE   65   3.6 3 57   3.4   60   4.6 3 57   3.8   67   4.7 3 62   4.7 3
   Massachusetts, United States   94   2.9   91   3.6   75   4.6   64   5.6   65   6.3   61   4.9  
   Minnesota, United States   78   6.6 2 75   5.4   80   5.6 2 57   7.7   62   7.5 2 63   6.6 2
                                                   
   Ontario, Canada   82   2.9   73   3.4   76   3.3   51   4.5   67   4.1   61   4.7  
   Quebec, Canada   57   3.9   74   3.7   78   3.6   27   3.8   35   4.3   78   3.6  
1 Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China.
2 Data are available for at least 70 but less than 85 percent of students.
3 Data are available for at least 50 but less than 70 percent of students.
NOTE: Background data provided by teachers. Participation in professional development activities must have occured within the past 2 years. Morocco participated in TIMSS 2007 but did not satisfy guidelines for sample participation rates and is therefore not shown. The international average is the average of the jurisdiction averages but does not include the Benchmarking jurisdictions. Benchmarking jurisdictions are subnational entities that followed the same international guidelines as countries to participate in TIMSS. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant. Standard error is noted by s.e.
SOURCE: Data from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2007. Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., and Foy, P. (2008). TIMSS 2007 International Mathematics Report: Findings from IEA's Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study at the Fourth and Eighth Grades, exhibit 6.4. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.
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