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.
Service: International Activities
AIR provides support to National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) staff in the International Activities Program and is committed to the goals of collecting and reporting data on education in the United States and other nations, and providing valuable comparative information about U.S. educational performance in an international context.
In June of 2009, AIR released a new international grading index. Watch a video of the report presentation.
In June of 2009, AIR released a new international grading index. Watch a video of the panel discussion with Gary Phillips Dane Linn, Douglas Levin and Mitch Chester.