Mathematics Achievement in the Middle School Years: IEA's Third International Mathematics and Science Report

This report presents mathematics achievement results for students in the two grades with the largest proportion of 13-year-olds – the seventh and eighth grades in most countries – across 42 countries. Special emphasis is placed on the eighth-grade results, including selected information about students' background and classroom practices in teaching mathematics.

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Table of Contents for the Mathematics Report
Executive Summary
Chapter 1 International Student Achievement in Mathematics
Chapter 2 Average Achievement in the Mathematics Content Areas
Chapter 3 Performance on Items Within Each Mathematics Content Area
Chapter 4 Students' Backgrounds and Attitudes Towards Mathematics
Chapter 5 Teachers and Instruction
Appendix A Overview of TIMSS Procedures: Mathematics Achievement Results for Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Students
Appendix B The Test-Curriculum Matching Analysis
Appendix C Selected Mathematics Achievements Results for the Philippines
Appendix D Selected Mathematics Achievement Results for Denmark, Sweden, and Switzerland (German-Speaking) – Eighth Grade
Appendix E Percentiles and Standard Deviations of Mathematics Achievement
Appendix F Acknowledgements

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