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Title: A Comparison of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the Third International Mathematics and Science Study Repeat (TIMSS-R), and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Description: This Working Paper compares the eighth-grade science and mathematics portions of NAEP 2000 with TIMSS-R and the scientific literacy and mathematics literacy portions of PISA. It is based on the work of expert panels who examined items on each of the assessments in terms of content, response type, context, requirement for multi-step reasoning, and other characteristics.
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Cover Date: June 2001
Web Release: June 26, 2001
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Publication #: NCES 200107
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Working Paper
  Working Papers provide preliminary analysis of substantive, technical, and methodological issues. They are works in progress that are presented to promote the sharing of valuable work experience and knowledge. These papers have not undergone a rigorous review for consistency with NCES standards.
Survey/Program Areas: International Activities Program (IAP)
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Working Paper, please contact:
Grady Wilburn.