Known in 1995 as the Third International Mathematics and Science Study, TIMSS 1995 was the first administration of what is now know as the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study.
Besides student assessments, TIMSS 1995 collected information through questionnaires on schools, curricula, instruction, lessons, and the lives of teachers and students to understand the educational context in which mathematics and science learning takes place. In addition, TIMSS 1995 included a curriculum analysis, videotaped observations of mathematics classrooms, and case studies of policy issues.
Results from the TIMSS 1995 mathematics and science assessment are available from the following sources.
Mathematics and Science Achievement of Fourth-Graders in 1995
Mathematics and Science Achievement of Eighth-Graders in 1995
Pursuing Excellence: A Study of U.S. Eighth-Grade Mathematics and Science Teaching, Learning, Curriculum, and Achievement in International Context: Initial Findings From The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (1995)
Also available is an in-depth report that focuses on the eighth-grade findings from the TIMSS 1995 with an emphasis on the place of the United States among the participating nations. It examines overall U.S. student achievement, the achievement of various subpopulations within the United States, and instructional practices of U.S. eighth-grade mathematics and science teachers. Mathematics and Science in the Eighth Grade: Findings from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (1995)
A Videotape Classroom Study was also conducted in 1995. This study was an international videotape survey of eighth-grade mathematics lessons in Germany, Japan, and the United States. For information on the Videotape Classroom Study, click here. For the report on the methods and findings of the Videotape Classroom Study, click here.
Mathematics and Science Achievement of Twelfth-Graders in 1995
Additional TIMSS reports are also available under Publications & Products.