Use what you have to get what you need: The appropriateness of TIMSS to appraise and inform policy
Published in 2013 by Human Sciences Research Council
Education is a key priority in the country, and outcome one in the presidential delivery agreements. It is therefore important to use reliable data to appraise the well-being of the system to date. Shawn Rogers and Lolita Winnaar explore how the TIMSS design and framework generate data that provides invaluable information on the nature and extent of learner achievement, and measure improvement, quality and outcomes of the education system.