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TIMSS Advanced 2008 International Database

TIMSS Advanced 2008 DVD

TIMSS Advanced 2008 International Database

The TIMSS Advanced 2008 International Database is available to all individuals interested in the data collected and analyzed as part of TIMSS Advanced 2008. The aim is to support and promote the use of the data by researchers, analysts, and others interested in improving education. The database is available for download on this page, and on the DVD entitled TIMSS Advanced 2008 International Database and Publications. The database includes the student achievement data as well as the student, teacher, school, and curricular background data for the 10 participating countries. The student teacher, and school data files are in SAS and SPSS formats with programs and macros.

The TIMSS Advanced 2008 DVD also contains an updated version of the 1995 database that includes the rescaled achievement scores for advanced mathematics and physics produced using the current TIMSS scaling methods.

The database is accompanied by the TIMSS Advanced 2008 User Guide, Foy, P., & Arora, A. (Eds.), containing four chapters accompanied by four supplements. There also is an executable file for installing the IEA IDB Analyzer.

The TIMSS Advanced 2008 DVD includes a complete set of the TIMSS Advanced 2008 publications as well as the User Guide and International Database:

  • TIMSS Advanced 2008 Assessment Frameworks for Advanced Mathematics and Physics
  • TIMSS Advanced 2008 International Report
  • TIMSS Advanced 2008 Technical Report

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The DVD can be ordered for a fee, for details please see the order form. Shipping and handling is $5 for each book within the continental United States, US$15 per book for Alaska, Hawaii, and international orders. Print a faxable order form.

Download the TIMSS Advanced International Database and User Guide Files

International Database and User Guide Download Files
UserGuide_and_Database TA08_User_Guide
  TA08_Database TA08_SPSS_Data
  TA95_Database TA95_SPSS_Data
IEA_IDB_Analyzer Download the latest version from the IEA website
Publications TA08_International_Report