Performance Assessment in IEA's Third International Mathematics and Science Study

This report presents the initial findings from the TIMSS performance assessment. Some 1,500 schools and 15,000 students from 21 countries participated, making it the largest international performance test yet conducted. This report describes the TIMSS performance assessment and provides a detailed summary of the performance of the students in each participating country on every item of every task.

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Table of Contents for the Performance Assessment Report
Chapter 1

(part 1 of 2): Student Achievement on the Performance Assessment Tasks (Science Tasks)

(part 2 of 2): Student Achievement on the Performance Assessment Tasks (Combination and Mathematics Tasks)

Chapter 2 International Student Achievement
Chapter 3 Student Achievement in Performance Expectation Categories
Appendix A Overview of TIMSS Procedures for the Performance Assessment
Appendix B Selected Performance Assessment Results for Hong Kong and Israel
Appendix C Acknowledgments


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