Friday, December 12, 2008

Good News, Bad News---TIMMS

“The 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)” --- Well here is the fourth TIMSS study since 1995. In a nutshell it is relatively good news for math with improved scores since 1995 and a better than average international ranking. But for science the scores are flat with no measurable improvement since 1995 ….urrggghhhh. Lots of buzz about what this means including a statement from the Secretary, a uniquely positive analysis on the Quick and the ED blog, and a thoughtful discussion on the Gadfly blog. What say you about these results and what they mean? Let The Knowledgeable Sourcerer know.

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