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

Wendy Keys, Cres Fernandes, Sue Harris

01 June 1997

England is one of 26 countries that have surveyed nine-year-old pupils as part of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). This report presents the national results for nine-year-olds in England: information on pupils' performance is presented, together with comparisons with other countries, with previous international studies and with the results for 13-year-olds reported in the First National Report (Keys et al., 1996).

This report is based on a national survey of more than 6,000 pupils in 134 schools, which was part of a world-wide sample of over 175,000 pupils in more than 4,000 schools in 26 countries. It is essential reading for all those concerned with the teaching and learning of mathematics and science in primary schools: teachers, governors, LEA advisory teams, policy makers and researchers.