TIMSS 1995 was the first administration of what is now known as the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. Besides learner assessments, TIMSS 1995 collected information through questionnaires on schools, curricula, instruction, lessons, and the lives of teachers and learners to understand the educational context in which mathematics and science learning takes place. In South Africa, the HSRC administered the TIMSS 1995 mathematics and science instruments in 114 schools with 4 491 grade 8 learners.
For more information on TIMSS 1995 internationally, see here.
Learners completed mathematics and science assessments, and answered questionnaires about their background, school experiences, instructional experiences, and attitudes toward learning mathematics and science. School principals and learners’ mathematics and science teachers also completed detailed questionnaires to provide data about school and classroom resources and approaches to education.