TIMSS 2015 International Database
The TIMSS 2015 International Database is available to all individuals interested in the data collected and analyzed as part of TIMSS 2015. The aim is to support and promote the use of these data by researchers, analysts, and others interested in improving education. A public use version of the database is available for download using the links below.
For the TIMSS 2015 fourth grade assessment, the database includes student mathematics and science achievement data as well as the student, parent, teacher, school, and curricular background data for the 47 participating countries and 6 benchmarking entities. For the TIMSS 2015 eighth grade assessment, the database includes student mathematics and science achievement data as well as the student, teacher, school, and curricular background data for the 39 participating countries and 6 benchmarking entities. The TIMSS 2015 International Database also includes data from the TIMSS Numeracy 2015 assessment, with the participation of 7 countries and 1 benchmarking entity. The student, parent, teacher, and school data files are in SAS and SPSS formats.
The entire database and its supporting documents are described in the TIMSS 2015 User Guide (Foy, 2017) and its three supplements. The data can be analyzed using the downloadable IEA IDB Analyzer (version 4.0), an application developed by the IEA Data Processing and Research Center to facilitate the analysis of the TIMSS data.
A restricted use version of the TIMSS 2015 International Database is available to users who require access to variables removed from the public use version (see Chapter 4 of the User Guide). Users who require access to the restricted use version of the International Database to conduct their analyses should contact the IEA through its Study Data Repository.
Some contents of the TIMSS 2015 International Database are available in Portable Document Format (PDF). If needed, download Adobe Reader© to read and print these materials.
TIMSS 2015 International Database Downloads
*Note (04/05/2018): Data for Armenia are now available. Armenia administered the TIMSS 2015 assessments one year later.
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