TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2010/11

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The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) measures trends in mathematics and science achievement at the fourth and eighth grades (Years 5 and 9) as well as monitoring curricular implementation and identifying the most effective instructional practices from around the world. This is the fifth cycle of TIMSS and New Zealand is one of 63 countries and 14 benchmarking participants to take part during 2010 and 2011. In the previous cycle (2006/07) New Zealand tested at the Year 5 level only; in 2010/11, both Year 5 and Year 9 were tested at the national level.

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Date Published: Various

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  • TIMSS 2010/11: Classy curriculum, terrific teachers: Strengths and weaknesess in mathematics in New Zealand

    One of the foundations of any education system is its curriculum. This paper will examine the strengths and weaknesses in our system using the TIMSS lens and the New Zealand Curriculum.

    Author(s): Robyn Caygill and Sarah Kirkham, Comparative Education Research, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: November 2016

  • TIMSS 2010/11: Growing resilient learners in New Zealand

    This study uses New Zealand data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). In particular, it focuses on the cohort of students who participated in TIMSS 2006/07 when they were in Year 5 and who then participated again in TIMSS 2010/11 when they were in Year 9. The purpose of this research is to understand the characteristics of academically resilient New Zealand students , so that we can use this information to increase the proportion of resilient students. This paper discusses resilient students across their schooling by examining the same cohort of students in middle primary school and again in lower secondary school. Are there low SES students in New Zealand who demonstrate resilience by achieving highly in mathematics, science, or both? How do resilient students differ from non-resilient students in attitudes, family background, and schooling? Are there similarities between middle primary and lower secondary resilient students?

    Author(s): Robyn Caygill, Comparative Education Research, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: November 2016

  • TIMSS 2010/11: Improving mathematics: How do other TIMSS countries do it?

    This paper combines information on mathematics from Year 5 and Year 9 in New Zealand and internationally. It addresses the question: ‘Why do some TIMSS countries consistently rank highly in mathematics achievement or what have they done to improve achievement?’ The focus is on countries which are either consistently high performers in mathematics or have shown great improvements over time.

    Author(s): Robyn Caygill, Comparative Education Research, Ministry of Education

    Date Published: November 2016

  • TIMSS 2010/11: Teaching in New Zealand: Evidence from TIMSS 2010/11

    The information in this paper is a synthesis of the information about teachers and teaching in New Zealand from the four Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) national reports for the 2010/11 cycle. The paper covers teacher qualifications, experience and professional development, teacher confidence and feelings of preparedness, techniques and resources used in the classroom for student engagement, and the monitoring of student achievement.

    Author(s): Sarah Kirkham and Robyn Caygill, Comparative Education Research, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: November 2016

  • TIMSS 2010/11: New Zealand Year 9 students' strengths and weaknesses in science

    This booklet contains a selection of TIMSS 2010/11 test questions from the four science content domains. It includes examples of questions where New Zealand Year 9 students did better than the international average and examples where they did worse. For those questions where New Zealand students struggled, suggested resources are provided for use in the classroom for teaching the topics these questions relate to. This booklet is intended as a resource for Year 9 science teachers.

    Author(s): Research, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: April 2014

  • TIMSS 2010/11: New Zealand Year 9 students' strengths and weaknesses in mathematics

    This booklet contains a selection of TIMSS 2010/11 test questions from the four mathematics content domains. It includes examples of questions where New Zealand Year 9 students did better than the international average and examples where they did worse. For those questions where New Zealand students struggled, suggested resources are provided for use in the classroom for teaching the topics these questions relate to. This booklet is intended as a resource for Year 9 mathematics teachers.

    Author(s): Research, Ministry of Education

    Date Published: April 2014

  • TIMSS 2010/11: New Zealand Year 5 students' strengths and weaknesses in science

    This booklet contains a selection of TIMSS 2010/11 test questions from the three science content domains. It includes examples of questions where New Zealand Year 5 students did better than the international average and examples where they did worse. For those questions where New Zealand students struggled, suggested resources are provided for use in the classroom for teaching the topics these questions relate to. This booklet is intended as a resource for Year 5 science teachers.

    Author(s): Research, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: April 2014

  • TIMSS 2010/11: New Zealand Year 5 students' strengths and weaknesses in mathematics

    This booklet contains a selection of TIMSS 2010/11 test questions from the three mathematics content domains. It includes examples of questions where New Zealand Year 5 students did better than the international average and examples where they did worse. For those questions where New Zealand students struggled, suggested resources are provided for use in the classroom for teaching the topics these questions relate to. This booklet is intended as a resource for Year 5 mathematics teachers.

    Author(s): Research, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: April 2014

  • TIMSS 2010/11: Year 5 Students' Science Achievement

    This report describes the science achievement of Year 5 students in TIMSS 2010/11. Analyses of achievement by sub-groupings (such as gender and ethnicity) and background information are also presented and comparisons are made with New Zealand across cycles and also with other countries. Characteristics of teachers, including their preparedness to teach science, teaching activities that took place within science lessons, resources, and teacher attitudes and perceptions, as well as school management and climate, are also explored.

    Author(s): Robyn Caygill, Sarah Kirkham and Nicola Marshall, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2013

  • TIMSS 2010/11: Year 5 Students' Mathematics Achievement

    This report describes the mathematics achievement of Year 5 students in TIMSS 2010/11. Analyses of achievement by sub-groupings (such as gender and ethnicity) and background information are also presented and comparisons are made with New Zealand across cycles and also with other countries. Characteristics of teachers, including their preparedness to teach mathematics, teaching activities that took place within mathematics lessons, resources, and teacher attitudes and perceptions, as well as school management and climate, are also explored.

    Author(s): Robyn Caygill, Sarah Kirkham and Nicola Marshall, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2013

  • TIMSS 2010/11: Year 9 Students' Mathematics Achievement

    This report describes the mathematics achievement of Year 9 students in TIMSS 2010/11. Analyses of achievement by sub-groupings (such as gender and ethnicity) and background information are also presented and comparisons are made with New Zealand across cycles and also with other countries. Characteristics of teachers, including their preparedness to teach mathematics, teaching activities that took place within mathematics lessons, resources, and teacher attitudes and perceptions, as well as school management and climate, are also explored.

    Author(s): Robyn Caygill, Sarah Kirkham and Nicola Marshall, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2013

  • TIMSS 2010/11: Year 9 Students' Science Achievement

    This report describes the science achievement of Year 9 students in TIMSS 2010/11. Analyses of achievement by sub-groupings (such as gender and ethnicity) and background information are also presented and comparisons are made with New Zealand across cycles and also with other countries. Characteristics of teachers, including their preparedness to teach science, teaching activities that took place within science lessons, resources, and teacher attitudes and perceptions, as well as school management and climate, are also explored.

    Author(s): Robyn Caygill, Sarah Kirkham and Nicola Marshall, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2013

  • TIMSS 2010/11: Released test booklets and companion scoring guides

    These documents are the released test booklets and companion scoring guides from TIMSS 10/11. There are four of each for Year 5 and four of each for Year 9.

    Author(s): IEA

    Date Published: March 2013

  • TIMSS 2010/11 & PIRLS 2010/11 Key Findings: New Zealand’s Participation in PIRLS and TIMSS

    This summary report presents the key findings from New Zealand's participation in PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) 2010/11 and TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2010/11.

    Author(s): Megan Chamberlain and Robyn Caygill

    Date Published: December 2012

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