This report describes gender differences in mathematics and science achievement on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Gender differences are examined by percentiles of performance, by the cognitive processes involved in solving the mathematics and science problems, and by item format.
The report is also available in smaller files, divided by chapter as listed below.
|Chapter 1||Summary of Gender Differences in Average Mathematics and Science Achievement on TIMSS|
|Chapter 2||Gender Differences in Mathematics and Science Achievement for High-Performing Students|
|Chapter 3||Examining Item Content and Type by Gender|
|Chapter 4||Students' Backgrounds and Attitudes Towards Mathematics and Science|
|Appendix A||TIMSS Design and Procedures|
|Appendix B||Gender Differences Across the Performance Distribution|
|Appendix C||Items with the Largest Gender Difference Index (GDI)|