National Foundation for Educational Research
29 November 2016
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is a worldwide research project run by the IEA. It takes place every four years and provides data about trends in mathematics and science achievement. England has participated in all six cycles of TIMSS since 1995, and so the data allows us to monitor trends in educational achievement and contexts for learning over the past 20 years. This briefing provides an introduction to TIMSS and its key findings in England, including results from the 2015 cycle.