TIMSS 1999

TIMSS 1999

Grade 8

TIMSS 1999, also known as TIMSS-Repeat, was the second administration of the IEA’s Third International Mathematics and Science Study. The assessment was designed to provide trends in eighth grade mathematics and science achievement in an international context. TIMSS 1999 was conducted by the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College and included 38 countries. The 1999 assessment measured the mathematics and science achievement of eighth-grade learners and collected extensive information from learners, teachers, and school principals about mathematics and science curricula, instruction, home contexts, and school characteristics and policies. The HSRC administered the TIMSS 1999 mathematics and science instruments in 194 schools with 8 147 grade 8 South African learners.

For more information on TIMSS 1999 internationally, see here.

TIMSS instruments

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.