An important purpose of TIMSS Advanced 2015 is to study the home, community, school, and student factors associated with student achievement in advanced mathematics and physics at the end of secondary school. To accomplish this purpose, data about the contexts for learning are collected through questionnaires completed by students, as well as their teachers and principals. In addition, National Research Coordinators provide information on the national and community contexts for learning through the Curriculum Questionnaire.
Each student participating in TIMSS Advanced 2015 completed a Student Questionnaire. The questionnaire asked about aspects of students’ home and school lives, including basic demographic information, their home environment, school climate for learning, and self-perception and attitudes toward learning advanced mathematics or physics.
Teachers of the assessed classes responded to the Teacher Questionnaire. The questionnaire asked students’ teachers about their education, professional development, and experience in teaching. It also asked about coverage of the mathematics and science curriculum and about the instructional activities and materials used in the class of students selected for the TIMSS Advanced assessment.
The principal of each school sampled for TIMSS Advanced 2015 completed a School Questionnaire. Principals answered questions about student demographic characteristics, the availability of resources, and environments for learning in their schools.
The TIMSS Advanced 2015 National Research Coordinator within each country was responsible for completing the Curriculum Questionnaire. Questions primarily centered on the organization and content of the curriculum in advanced mathematics and physics.
Each of the TIMSS Advanced 2015 context questionnaires can be downloaded below.
The TIMSS Advanced 2015 Context Questionnaires are available in Portable Document Format (PDF). You may need to download a copy of Adobe Reader, to enable you to read and print the questionnaires.
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