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TIMSS and PIRLS 2011: Relationships Among Reading, Mathematics, and Science Achievement at the Fourth Grade—Implications for Early Learning

Martin, M.O. & Mullis, I.V.S. (Eds.). (2013). Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

In 2011, the coincidence of the TIMSS and PIRLS assessments offered a unique opportunity for participating countries to assess the same fourth grade students in mathematics, science, and reading. This report profiles fourth grade student achievement in these three subjects from the 34 countries and 3 benchmarking entities that administered both TIMSS and PIRLS in 2011. Additional analyses focus on student achievement with respect to the reading demands of the TIMSS fourth grade mathematics and science items, characteristics of effective schools, and specific home background characteristics that are associated with higher student achievement in reading, mathematics, and science at the fourth grade.

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TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 User Guide for the Fourth Grade Combined International Database

Foy, P. (2013). Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

The TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 Fourth Grade Combined International Database provides access to fourth grade student data collected and analyzed as part of both TIMSS and PIRLS 2011. The aim is to support and promote the use of these data by researchers, analysts, and others interested in improving education. The database is available for download on this page.

The database includes student achievement data as well as the student, parent, teacher, school, and curricular background data for the 34 countries and 3 benchmarking entities that administered both the TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 assessments to the same samples of fourth grade students. The student, parent, teacher, and school data files are in SAS and SPSS formats with programs.

The entire database and its supporting documents are described in the TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 User Guide for the Fourth Grade Combined International Database (Foy, 2013). The data can be analyzed using the downloadable IEA IDB Analyzer, an application developed by the IEA Data Processing and Research Center to facilitate the analysis of the TIMSS and PIRLS data.

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TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 Fourth Grade Combined International Database Downloads

TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 Fourth Grade Combined International Database Downloads
User Guide
TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 User Guide for the Fourth Grade Combined International Database (5 MB)
Items
TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 Item Information Tables (90 KB)
TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 IRT Item Parameters (1.1 MB)
International Database
SPSS Data (123.4 MB)
SAS Data (124.6 MB)
Reading Demands Data (45 KB)
Codebooks (1.1 MB)
Almanacs (11.7 MB)
SAS and SPSS Programs (1.1 MB)

TIMSS and PIRLS 2011: Relationships Report Technical Documentation

These supplemental materials contain technical information underlying the analyses presented in Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 of the TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 Relationships Report.

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