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

This report presents science achievement results for students in the two grades with the largest proportion of 9-year-olds – the third and fourth grades in most countries – across 26 countries. Special emphasis is placed on the fourth-grade results, including selected information about students' background and classroom practices in teaching science. Comparisons with achievement at the eighth-grade are also presented.

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Table of Contents for the Science Report
Executive Summary
Chapter 1
Chapter 2 Average Achievement in the Science Content Areas
Chapter 3 Performance on Items Within Each Science Content Area
Chapter 4 Students' Backgrounds and Attitudes Towards the Science's
Chapter 5 Teachers and Instruction
Appendix A Overview of TIMSS Procedures: Science Achievement Results for Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Students
Appendix B The Test-Curriculum Matching Analysis
Appendix C Selected Science Achievements Results for the Philippines
Appendix D Acknowledgements

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