The award comes largely from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), headquartered in
Conducted every four years since its inception in 1995, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, known as TIMSS, is the largest global assessment of student achievement in the world, and one of the most influential. It was the first to provide data about trends in math and science achievement over time. More than 60 countries are expected to participate in TIMSS 2011, the fifth installment of the TIMSS series, which involves collecting information on fourth and eighth grade student achievement in mathematics and science.
"In an ever more globalized world, international comparative studies of educational achievement are increasingly important to the improvement of teaching and learning. The breadth of the TIMSS sample offers countless opportunities for nations and states to compare the math and science achievement of their children with others, while its data help countries identify strengths and weaknesses in achievement, monitor trends over time, and identify factors associated with high student achievement," said
For more information: visit timss.bc.edu, call 617-552-1600, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.