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TIMSS Participating Countries


Education system 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015
4th grade 8th grade 8th grade 4th grade 8th grade 4th grade 8th grade 4th grade 8th grade 4th grade 8th grade
Algeria                  
Argentina                  
Armenia      
Australia
Austria            
Azerbaijan                    
Bahrain          
Belgium (Flemish)-BEL          
Belgium (French)-BEL                    
Bosnia and Herzegovina                    
Botswana                
Bulgaria            
Canada            
Chile          
Chinese Taipei    
Colombia                
Croatia                  
Cyprus        
Czech Republic        
Denmark              
Egypt                
El Salvador                  
England-GBR
Estonia                    
Finland            
France                    
Georgia          
Germany              
Ghana                
Greece                  
Hong Kong-CHN
Hungary
Iceland                  
Indonesia          
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Ireland            
Israel        
Italy
Japan
Jordan            
Kazakhstan            
Korea, Republic of    
Kuwait        
Latvia          
Lebanon              
Lithuania  
Macedonia, Republic of                
Malaysia            
Malta                
Mexico                  
Moldova, Republic of                
Mongolia                  
Morocco    
Netherlands      
New Zealand  
Northern Ireland-GBR                    
Norway  
Oman            
Palestinian Nat'l Auth.              
Philippines              
Poland                  
Portugal              
Qatar          
Romania          
Russian Federation  
Saudi Arabia          
Scotland-GBR          
Serbia                
Singapore
Slovak Republic          
Slovenia
South Africa              
Spain                
Sweden      
Switzerland                    
Syrian Arab Republic                  
Thailand        
Tunisia        
Turkey          
Ukraine                
United Arab Emirates              
United States
Yemen                
Total 29 46 38 26 47 37 50 50 42 46 41
                       
U.S. benchmarking states1
Alabama-USA                    
California-USA                    
Colorado-USA                  
Connecticut-USA                  
Florida-USA                  
Idaho-USA                    
Illinois-USA                  
Indiana-USA              
Maryland-USA                    
Massachusetts-USA              
Michigan-USA                    
Minnesota-USA            
Missouri-USA2                  
North Carolina-USA                
Oregon-USA2                  
Pennsylvania-USA                    
South Carolina-USA                    
Texas-USA                    
Total 2 4 13 1 1 2 2 2 9 0 0
                       
Other benchmarking participants
Abu Dhabi-UAE              
Alberta-CAN          
Basque Country-ESP                  
British Columbia-CAN                
Buenos Aires-ARG                  
Dubai-UAE          
Ontario-CAN
Quebec-CAN
Total 3 3 4 2 3 5 5 5 5 5 5
                       
Off-grade participants
Botswana3,4                
Honduras3,4                  
South Africa4                  
Yemen3                    
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 2
= Indicates participation in particular assessment with results reported or forthcoming.
= Indicates participation in particular assessment but results either not reported or reported separately, typically due to sampling, response rates, or other procedural problems with the data.
1 U.S. state decisions regarding TIMSS participation in 2015 are not yet finalized.
2 Missouri-USA and Oregon-USA participated in the 1997 TIMSS Benchmarking Study, which administered the TIMSS 1995 assessment to 8th-grade students in 1997.
3 Administered the TIMSS 4th-grade assessment to 6th-grade students in 2011.
4 Administered the TIMSS 8th-grade assessment to 9th-grade students in 2011. Botswana and South Africa plan to administer the TIMSS 8th-grade assessment to 9th-grade students in 2015.
NOTE: OECD member countries are bolded. Subnational education systems are italicized.
SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).

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