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Appendix D TIMSS Reports and Resources Reports: Achievement Results Harmon, Maryellen, Teresa A. Smith, Michael O. Martin, Dana L. Kelly, Albert E. Beaton, Ina V.S. Mullis, Eugenio J. Gonzales, and Graham Orpwood 1997 Performance Assessment in IEA's Third International Math- ematics and Science Study (TIMSS). International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. TIMSS Inter- national Study Center. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College. International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achieve- ment 1996 Mathematics Achievement in the Middle School Years: IEA's Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation and Educational Policy. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College. Available: http: //wwwcsteep.bc.edu/timss EJune 19, 19971. 1996 Science Achievement in the Middle School Years: IEA's Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation and Educational Policy. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College. Available: http:// wwwcsteep.bc.edu/timss FJune 19, 19971. National Center for Education Statistics 1996 Pursuing Excellence: A Study of U.S. Eighth-Grade Math- ematics and Science Teaching, Learning, Curriculum, and Achieve- ment in International Context. Washington, DC: U.S. De- partment of Health and Human Services. Available: http:// www.ed.gov/NCES/timss FJuly 8, 19971. A general overview of TIMSS and summary of eighth- grade results for the U.S. 42 LEARNING FROM TIMSS:

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1997 Pursuing Excellence: A Study of U.S. Fourth-Grade Math- ematics and Science Achievement in International Perspec- tive. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Hu- man Services. Available: http://www.ed.gov/NCES/timss FJuly 8, 19971. A general overview of TIMSS and summary of fourth- grade results for the U.S. Martin, Michael O., Ina V.S. Mullis, Albert E. Beaton, Eugenio J. Gonzalez, Teresa A. Smith, and Dana L. Kelly 1997 Science Achievement in the Primary School Years: IEA's Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). TIMSS International Study Center. Chestnut Hill, MA: Bos- ton College. Mullis, Ina V.S., Michael O. Martin, Albert E. Beaton, Eugenio J. Gonzalez, Dana L. Kelly, and Teresa A. Smith 1997 Mathematics Achievement in the Primary School Years: IEA's Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). TIMSS International Study Center. Chestnut Hill, MA: Bos- ton College. Reports: Curriculum Howson, Geoffrey 1995 Mathematics Textbooks: A Comparative Study of Grade 8 Texts. TIMSS Monograph No. 3. Vancouver, Canada: Pa- cific Educational Press. An analysis of textbooks from eight countries, based on research from the Survey of Mathematics and Science Opportunities. Schmidt, William H., Curtis C. McKnight, and Senta A. Raizen 1997 A Splintered Vision: An Investigation of U.S. Science and Mathematics Education. U.S. National Research Center for the Third International Mathematics and Science Study. Dordrecht, The Netherlands; Boston, MA; London, England: Kluwer Academic Publishers. A report of the curriculum analysis results for the United States, drawing on results of the interna- tional curriculum analysis and on data from the back- ground questionnaires not otherwise available as of fall 1997. Schmidt, William H., Curtis C. McKnight, Gilbert A. Valverde, Ri chard T. Houang and David E. Wiley 1997 Many Visions, Many Aims: Volume 1: A Cross-National Investigation of Curricular Intentions in School Mathematics. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. A report of the curriculum analysis results. 1997 Many Visions, Many Aims: Volume 2: A Cross-National Exploration of Curricular Intentions in School Science. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. RESULTS OF THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE STUDY 43

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Survey of Mathematics and Science Opportunities 1996 Characterizing Pedagogical Flow: An Investigation of Math- ematics and Science Teaching in Six Countries. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. The primary report of the survey of mathematics and science opportunities. Reports: Methodology Robitaille, David F., William H. Schmidt, Senta Raizen, Curtis McKnight, Edward Britton, and Cynthia Nicol 1993 Curriculum Frameworks for Mathematics and Science. TIMSS Monograph No. 1. Vancouver, Canada: Pacific Educational Press. Robitaille, David F., and Robert A. Gordon, eds. 1996 Research Questions and Study Design. TIMSS Monograph No. 2. Vancouver, Canada: Pacific Educational Press. Third International Mathematics and Science Study 1996 Third International Mathematics and Science Study: Quality Assurance in Data Collection, M. Martin and I. Mullis, eds. Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation and Educational Policy, Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College. Available: http: //wwwcsteep.bc.edu/timss EJune 30, 1997] . 1996 Third International Mathematics and Science Study: Techni- cal Report, Volume 1: Design and Development. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College. Available: http://wwwcsteep.bc.edu/ TIMSSl/TIMSSPublications.html#International Duly 8, 19971. Actual Test Items TIMSS Mathematics Items Released Set for Population 2 (seventh and eighth grades): All publicly released items used to assess seventh- and eighth-grade students in the TIMSS study. TIMSS Science Items Released Set for Population 2 (seventh and eighth grades): All publicly released items used to assess seventh- and eighth-grade students in the TIMSS study. TIMSS Mathematics Items Released Set for Population 1 (third and fourth grades): All publicly released items used to assess third- and fourth-grade students in the TIMSS study. TIMSS Science Items Released Set for Population 1 (third and fourth grades): All publicly released items used to assess third- and fourth-grade students in the TIMSS study. To order, contact: TIMSS International Study Center, (CSTEEP), Campion Hall Room 323, School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02167. (617) 552-4521. Also, can be downloaded from: http://wwwcsteep.bc.edu/TIMSS 1/TIMSSPublications.html#International 44 LEARNING FROM TIMSS:

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Videotapes International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achieve ment 1997 Examples from the Eighth-Grade Mathematics Lessons in the U.S., Japan, and Germany. VHS video available from the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC. 1997 Examples from the TIMSS Videotape Classroom Study: Eighth- Grade Mathematics in Germany, Japan, and the United States. CD ROM Video NCES 97-198. Available from the National Education Data Resource Center, c/o Pinkerton Computer Con- sultants, Inc., Alexandria, VA. (703) 845-3151. Third International Mathematics and Science Study 1997 A Video Report, February 1997. A 13-minute summary of eighth-grade findings with commentary. Available from the Superintendent of Documents. U.S. Government Printing Of- fice, Washington, DC 20402. (202) 512-1800. Resources Information about TIMSS, as well as copies of published reports, can be obtained from the sources listed below: TIMSS International Study Center CSTEEP, Campion Hall 323 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 617/552-4521 http: llwwwc steep . be . edu/tims s U.S. National Research Center Michigan State University http: flu slims s . msu . edu Texts of the seven TIMSS newsletters, which pro- vide descriptions of components of the study, ab- stracts of the curriculum study reports, and order- ing information are available in this web site. Reports available from Kluwer Academic Publishers Group Order Department P.O. Box 358 Accord Station Hingham, MA 02018-0358 617/871 -6600 services @ wkap.nl RESULTS OF THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE STUDY 45

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National Center for Education Statistics, TIMSS Project 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Suite #402A Washington, DC 20208 Telephone 202/219- 1333 TIMSS @ed.gov http ://www.ed.gov/NCES/timss Full texts of TIMSS reports released by NCES are available on this web site. NCES has also produced a resource kit, "Attaining Excel- lence," designed for public education and for teachers, local decision makers, curriculum planners, and parents. Modules on different top- ics can be ordered separately. Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. (202) 512- 1800 or orders @ gpo.gov/su_docs. Reports available from the National Library of Education 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20208 Telephone 800/424- 1616 or 202/219- 1736 46 LEARNING FROM TIMSS: