Third International Mathematics and Science Study: First National Report Part 1

Wendy Keys , Cres Fernandes , Sue Harris

01 November 1996

This report presents the national results for England in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), a major study involving over 40 other countries. Information on the performance of 13-year-old students is presented, together with comparisons with other countries and with previous international studies.

This report is based on a national survey of nearly 3,700 students in 127 schools, which was part of a worldwide sample of nearly 300,000 students in approximately 6,000 schools in over 40 countries. It is essential reading for all those concerned with the teaching of mathematics and science in secondary schools: teachers, governors, LEA advisory teams, policy makers and researchers.