TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2006/07

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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 fourth cycle and, New Zealand is one of nearly 60 countries to take part. New Zealand participated in TIMSS 2006/07 at the Year 5 level only.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

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  • TIMSS 2006/07: New Zealand Year 5 students' strengths and weaknesses

    These booklets are intended as a resource for Year 5 mathematics and science teachers. They contain a selection of the TIMSS 2006/07 released test questions, along with their expected answers and tables showing other countries’ results for comparison. Where New Zealand students struggled, there are also some suggested resources for teaching these particular topics.

    Author(s): Sarah Kirkham, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: December 2011

  • TIMSS 2006/07: The Classroom Context for Year 5 Students' Mathematics and Science Achievement in 2006

    This report examines student, teacher, and principal responses to questions on teaching and learning within the classroom context; these questions were contained in background questionnaires in the TIMSS 2006/07 study. Characteristics of teachers, including their preparedness to teach mathematics and science, teaching activities that took place within mathematics and science lessons, resource, and teacher attitudes and perceptions are explored. Comparisons have also been made with New Zealand across cycles and also with other countries.

    Author(s): Robyn Caygill, Kate Lang & Saila Cowles

    Date Published: August 2010

  • TIMSS 2006-07: The School Context for Year 5 Students' Mathematics and Science Achievement in 2006

    This report examines student, teacher, and principal responses to questions on school context contained in background questionnaires in the TIMSS 2006/07 study. Characteristics of schools, school management, resources and climate have been explored. Comparisons have been made within New Zealand across cycles and also with other countries.

    Author(s): Robyn Caygill, Kate Lang & Saila Cowles

    Date Published: August 2010

  • TIMSS 2006/07: Released test booklets and companion scoring guides

    These documents are the four released test booklets and companion scoring guides from TIMSS 06/07.

    Author(s): IEA

    Date Published: June 2009

  • TIMSS 2006/07: Trends in Year 5 science achievement 1994 to 2006

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    Author(s): Robyn Caygill [Ministry of Education]

    Date Published: December 2008

    Revised Version: September 2009

  • TIMSS 2006/07: Trends in Year 5 mathematics achievement 1994 to 2006

    This report describes the mathematics achievement of Year 5 students in TIMSS 2006/07. Trends in New Zealand’s achievement over the 12 years from 1994 to 2006 are examined, along with comparisons with other countries. Analyses of achievement by sub-groupings (such as gender and ethnicity) and background information are also presented. It was originally published in December 2008 and revised in September 2009 due to the mislabelling of the content domains knowing and applying. The current version rectifies this error.

    Author(s): Robyn Caygill & Sarah Kirkham [Ministry of Education]

    Date Published: December 2008

    Revised Version: September 2009

  • TIMSS 2006/07: Key findings: Trends in Year 5 achievement 1994 to 2006

    This pamphlet presents the key findings from Year 5 students in TIMSS 2006/07. It was originally published in December 2008 and revised in September 2009 due to the mislabelling of the content domains knowing and applying. The current version rectifies this error.

    Author(s): Robyn Caygill & Sarah Kirkham [Ministry of Education]

    Date Published: December 2008

    Revised Version: September 2009

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