User Guides for the TIMSS International Database


User Guide and Supplements for Primary and Middle School Years

User Guide and Supplements for Final School Years

Programs | Data Files | Data Almanacs | Code Books
Test-Curriculum Matching Analysis Files (TCMA) | New Scale Scores


User Guide CoverUser Guide for the Primary and Middle School Years

The User Guide accompanies the international database for the Primary and Middle School Years (TIMSS Populations 1 and 2). It provides instructions for using the Data, Programs, Almanacs, Codebooks, and TCMA files.

User Guide for the TIMSS International Database (Primary and Middle School Years, 1995 Assessment) PDF format, 710K

Supplements to the User Guide (PDF format)

Supplement 1: International Versions of the Background Questionnaires
Population 1, (297K)

Supplement 2: International Versions of the Background Questionnaires
Population 2, (578K) Updated Oct. 14, 1998

Supplement 3: Documentation of National Adaptations of International Background Questionnaire Items – Populations 1 and 2, (462K)

Supplement 4: Variables Derived from the Student and Teacher Questionnaires – Populations 1 and 2, (396K)


User Guide Cover - population 3User Guide for the Final Year of Secondary School

The User Guide accompanies the international database for the Final Year of Secondary School (TIMSS Population 3). It provides instructions for using the Data, Programs, Almanacs, Codebooks, and TCMA files.

User Guide for the TIMSS International Database (Final School Years, 1995-96 Assessment) PDF format, 1007K

Supplements to the User Guide (PDF format)

Supplement 1: International Versions of the Background Questionnaires
Population 3 (165K)

Supplement 2: Documentation of National Adaptations of International Background Questionnaire Items
Population 3 (363K)

Supplement 3: Variables Derived from the Student Questionnaire
Population 3 (182K)


Programs (updated June 10, 1998) These files include programs that allow the user to convert the raw data files into SAS datasets or SPSS system files, estimate sampling variance using the jackknife repeated replication method, and convert item response codes to score values.

Programs:


Data Files These files include the written asessment data, performance assessment data, background questionnaire data (for students, teachers, and schools), coding reliability data, information to link teachers to students, and sampling weights.

Population 1:

Population 2:
Population 3:


Data Almanacs (updated April 5, 1999) The data almanacs are text files that display unweighted summary statistics for each participating country for each variable in the background questionnaires.

Data Almanacs:


Code Books The codebook files contain all information related to the structure of the data files as well as the source, format, descriptive labels, and response option codes for all variables.

Code Books:


Test-Curriculum Matching Analysis (TCMA) These files contain data collected for the TIMSS test-curriculum matching analysis.

TCMA:


New Scale Scores (updated April 5, 1999) These scores were computed using a different psychometric model (3 parameter model) from the one originally used (1 parameter model) and are set on the scale that will be used to measure trends in mathematics and science in future TIMSS assessments.

Population 1:
Population 2:

File Layout (Text file)


 

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