Areas of Expertise
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) provides reliable and timely data on the mathematics and science achievement of U.S. 4th- and 8th-grade students compared to that of students in other countries. AIR’s experts provide analytic support for U.S. participation in TIMSS. This support includes:
- reviews of materials developed to plan and undertake the surveys and assessments;
- reviews of preliminary data files, including restricted-use files; literature reviews;
- maintenance of a virtual library of literature related to the surveys and assessments; and
- development of original materials for planning and undertaking the surveys and assessments.
International Benchmarking: State Education Performance Standards provides policymakers international benchmarks against which they can compare and monitor the educational performance of students.
Informing Grades 1-6 Mathematics Standards Development: What Can Be Learned From High-Performing Hong Kong, Korea, and Singapore
This report examines one approach to internationally benchmarking mathematics standards for grades 1–6 against the composite standards of three high-mathematics-performing Asian countries: Hong Kong, Korea, and Singapore.
This report describes how the education system in the United States compares with education systems in the other G-8 countries--Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom.
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an international comparative study of the mathematics and science achievement of fourth- and eighth-graders in the United States and students in the equivalent of fourth and eighth grade in other participating countries.