ABOUT TIMSS 2019
IEA’s TIMSS 2019 is the seventh assessment cycle of TIMSS, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. TIMSS 2019 was conducted at the fourth and eighth grades in 64 countries and 8 benchmarking systems. Inaugurated in 1995, TIMSS has been conducted every four years since, providing 24 years of trends in mathematics and science achievement.
The TIMSS assessments of student achievement are updated with each cycle in collaboration with the participating countries, who review the frameworks describing the mathematics and science content to be assessed and participate in item development. TIMSS also provides important policy relevant data about students’ contexts for learning mathematics and science based on questionnaires completed by students and their parents or caregivers, teachers, and school principals. Taken together, TIMSS provides comparative data about countries’ student achievement over time and in relation to key home, school, and classroom variables.
TIMSS 2019 continues the long history of international assessments in mathematics and science conducted by IEA—the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. An independent international cooperative of national research institutions and government agencies, IEA pioneered international comparative assessments of educational achievement in the 1960s to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of policies across countries’ different systems of education. IEA has been conducting international assessments of mathematics and science and collecting data about the factors associated with achievement in countries around the world for more than 50 years. TIMSS at the fourth grade is complemented by IEA’s PIRLS—the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study—conducted every five years since 2001.
TIMSS and PIRLS are directed by IEA’s TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College, in close cooperation with IEA Amsterdam, IEA Hamburg, and Statistics Canada. Each participating country has a National Research Coordinator who is responsible for implementing TIMSS in accordance with international procedures and to TIMSS’ standards of technical excellence.
International Results in Mathematics and Science
The TIMSS 2019 International Results in Mathematics and Science presents results from the latest cycle of TIMSS, presenting fourth and eighth grade mathematics and science achievement and contextual data for 64 countries and 8 benchmarking systems.+ View the Highlights and the Full Report
The TIMSS 2019 Assessment Frameworks provides the foundation for the four international assessments that comprise IEA's TIMSS 2019.+ Visit the Publication
TIMSS 2019 Encyclopedia: Education Policy and Curriculum in Mathematics and Science describes the structure and mathematics and science curricula of education systems around the world. + Visit the Publication
Methods and Procedures
Methods and Procedures: TIMSS 2019 Technical Report describes in detail the methods and procedures used to develop, implement, ad report the results of TIMSS 2019. + Visit the Publication
The TIMSS 2019 International Database and User Guide is an excellent resource for experts and emerging researchers to conduct their own secondary analyses with TIMSS data. + Visit the Publication
TIMSS 2019 collected information about contexts for learning mathematics and science with questionnaires completed by students and their parents, teachers, and school principals. + See the Questionnaires