Research Project  

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Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2007 (TIMSS 2007)
Sponsor:
  Ministry of Education
National Science Council
Principal Investigator: Chun-Yen Chang, Ph. D.
Project Period: March, 2005 V April, 2009
Project Goals
  By actively participating in the international research project, this project will lead to further understanding of international student learning outcomes in mathematics and science and their relations to affecting variances such as cultural background and educational environment in participant countries, along with cross country comparisons. The results will used to further our science education research and practice.

Project Description
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) provides reliable and timely data of student achievement on mathematics and science in all the participant countries. Carried out every four years at the fourth and eighth grades, TIMSS data has been collected in 1995, 1999, and 2003. TIMSS 2007 is the fourth survey in the cycle of internationally comparative assessments, which aimed to investigate the factors that affect teaching and learning on mathematics and science education in different countries. There are 69 countries planning to participate in this international study. In 2006, tasks for the international study include the development of test questions, analysis of curriculum framework, revision of questionnaire, survey instruments development and translation, and school and class sampling for field test. The field test is scheduled in April, 2006 and the main survey is scheduled in May, 2007.

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Committee on Science Education, Ministry of EducationxScience Education MonthlyxTeaching Force and Professional Development Survey of Mathematics and Science Teachers at Elementary and Secondary School LevelsxHuman Capacity Development Program for Science-Talented Senior High School StudentsxTrends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2007 (TIMSS 2007)xDatabase Construction for Science Education ResearchxInternational Junior Science Olympiadx