In 2011, TIMSS was conducted in 45 countries. Of these, 42 countries participated at the Grade 8 level, and three countries, namely Botswana, South Africa, and Honduras, participated at the Grade 9 level. In August 2011, the HSRC administered the TIMSS 2011 mathematics and science instruments in 285 schools to 11 969 grade 9 learners in South Africa.
For more information on TIMSS 2011 internationally, see here.
Learners completed assessments in mathematics and science, 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.