Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)

TIMSS 2015 is the sixth cycle of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), developed by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).

TIMSS is a worldwide research project taking place every four years and providing data about trends in mathematics and science achievement over time. It assesses the knowledge and skills of pupils aged 9 – 10 and 13 –14 around the world and enables researchers to collect extensive background information about pupils home and learning environments and the quantity, quality and content of teaching. This information can be used to provide educational policymakers, school leaders, teachers and researchers with powerful insights into how educational systems are functioning as well as how to improve teaching and learning in mathematics and science for pupils around the world.