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Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) affects the field of curriculum studies by enabling a global conversation about mathematics and science curriculum, what is taught, and how it is taught. TIMSS is an ongoing study providing internationally comparable data on student mathematics and science achievement.

Knowledge of TIMSS is widespread among mathematics and science communities; however, fewer people are aware of the First International Mathematics Study (FIMS), First International Science Study (FISS), Second International Mathematics Study (SIMS), and Second International Science Study (SISS). In 1967, FIMS collected data on 13-year-olds and students in the final year of secondary school from 10 countries. Between 1966 and 1973, FISS collected data on 10-year-olds from 16 countries and on 14-year-olds and students in their final year ...

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