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					  MATHEMATICS                                                                                                  HIGHLIGHTS FROM TIMSS 2011



TIMSS 2011 results for California
Mathematics - Grade 8                                                             • White, Asian, and multiracial students’ average scores were
                                                                                    higher than the TIMSS scale average while Black and
• Public school students’ average score was 493 at grade 8.
                                                                                    Hispanic students scored lower, on average, than the TIMSS
• Higher percentages of California 8th-graders performed at                         scale average.
  or above each of the four TIMSS international benchmarks
  than the international medians. For example, 5 percent
                                                                                  • Students in public schools with at least 10 percent but less
                                                                                    than 50 percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price
  of 8th-graders in California performed at or above the
                                                                                    lunch scored higher, on average, than the TIMSS scale
  Advanced benchmark (625) compared to the international
                                                                                    average, while students in public schools with 75 percent or
  median of 3 percent at grade 8 (figure 4).
                                                                                    more students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch scored
                                                                                    lower, on average, than the TIMSS scale average.
Table 10. Average mathematics scores of
          8th-grade students in California
                                                                                  Table 11. Average mathematics scores in grade
          public schools compared with other
                                                                                            8 for selected student groups in public
          participating education systems: 2011
                                                                                            schools in California: 2011
                                    Grade 8
                                                                                                                                                  Mathematics
              Education systems higher than California                            Reporting groups                                                    Grade 8
Korea, Rep. of                    Colorado-USA                                         TIMSS scale average                                              500
Singapore                         Connecticut-USA                                      U.S. average                                                     509 *
Chinese Taipei-CHN                Israel                                               California average                                               493
Hong Kong-CHN                     Finland                                         Sex
Japan                             Florida-USA                                       Female                                                                 491
Massachusetts-USA                 Ontario-CAN                                       Male                                                                   494
Minnesota-USA                     United States                                   Race/ethnicity
Russian Federation                Alberta-CAN                                       White                                                                  525   *
North Carolina-USA               Hungary                                            Black                                                                  468   *
Quebec-CAN                       Slovenia                                           Hispanic                                                               470   *
Indiana-USA                                                                         Asian                                                                  555   *
                                                                                    Multiracial                                                            519   *
      Education systems not measurably different from California                  Percentage of public school students eligible for free
England-GBR                      New Zealand                                      or reduced-price lunch
Australia                        Kazakhstan                                         Less than 10 percent                                                   524
Lithuania                        Sweden                                             10 to 24.9 percent                                                     540 *
Italy                                                                               25 to 49.9 percent                                                     530 *
                                                                                    50 to 74.9 percent                                                     489
             Education systems lower than California
                                                                                    75 percent or more                                                     455 *
Ukraine                         Tunisia
Dubai-UAE                       Chile                                             *p<.05. Difference between score and TIMSS scale average is significant.
Norway                          Iran, Islamic Rep. of                             NOTE: Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, and Asian
Armenia                         Qatar                                             includes Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian. Racial categories exclude
                                                                                  Hispanic origin. Not all race/ethnicity categories are shown, but they are all
Alabama-USA                     Bahrain
                                                                                  included in the U.S. and state totals shown throughout the report. The standard
Romania                         Jordan                                            errors of the estimates are shown in table E-14 available at http://nces.ed.gov/
United Arab Emirates            Palestinian Nat'l Auth.                           pubsearch/pubsinfor.asp?pubid=2013009.
Turkey                          Saudi Arabia                                      SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational
Lebanon                         Indonesia                                         Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
                                                                                  (TIMSS), 2011.
Abu Dhabi-UAE                   Syrian Arab Republic
Malaysia                        Morocco
Georgia                         Oman
Thailand                        Ghana
Macedonia, Rep. of

NOTE: Italics indicate participants identified and counted in this report as an
education system and not as a separate country.
SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational
Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
(TIMSS), 2011.




                                                   Extract from NCES Publication Number 2013-009
 HIGHLIGHTS FROM TIMSS 2011
                                                                                                                                    SCIENCE

TIMSS 2011 results for California
Science – Grade 8                                                                 • White, Asian, and multiracial students’ average scores
                                                                                    were higher than the TIMSS scale average, while Black
• Public school students’ average score was 499 at grade 8.
                                                                                    and Hispanic students scored lower, on average, than
• Higher percentages of California 8th-graders performed at or                      the TIMSS scale average.
  above each of the four TIMSS international benchmarks than
  the international medians. For example, 6 percent of 8th-
                                                                                  • Students in public schools with less than 50 percent of
                                                                                    students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch scored
  graders in California performed at or above the Advanced
                                                                                    higher, on average, than the TIMSS scale average, while
  benchmark (625) compared to the international median of
                                                                                    students in public schools with 75 percent or more of
  4 percent at grade 8 (figure 12).
                                                                                    students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch scored
• In California males outperformed females by 12 score points,                      lower, on average, than the TIMSS scale average.
  on average, in science (figure 14).
                                                                                  Table 34. Average science scores in grade 8
Table 33. Average science scores of 8th-grade                                               for selected student groups in public
          students in California public schools                                             schools in California: 2011
          compared with other participating                                                                                                            Science
          education systems: 2011                                                 Reporting groups                                                     Grade 8
                                                                                       TIMSS scale average                                                500
                                    Grade 8
                                                                                       U.S. average                                                       525 *
             Education systems higher than California
                                                                                       California average                                                 499
Singapore                       Indiana-USA                                       Sex
Massachusetts-USA               Connecticut-USA                                     Female                                                                 493
Chinese Taipei-CHN              North Carolina-USA                                  Male                                                                   504
Korea, Rep. of                  Florida-USA                                       Race/ethnicity
Japan                           United States                                       White                                                                  546   *
Minnesota-USA                   Hungary                                             Black                                                                  460   *
Finland                         Ontario-CAN                                         Hispanic                                                               475   *
Alberta-CAN                     Quebec-CAN                                          Asian                                                                  542   *
Slovenia                        Australia                                           Multiracial                                                            529   *
Russian Federation              Israel                                            Percentage of public school students eligible for free
                                                                                  or reduced-price lunch
Colorado-USA                    Lithuania
                                                                                    Less than 10 percent                                                   547   *
Hong Kong-CHN                   New Zealand
                                                                                    10 to 24.9 percent                                                     542   *
England-GBR                     Sweden
                                                                                    25 to 49.9 percent                                                     539   *
      Education systems not measurably different from California                    50 to 74.9 percent                                                     493
Italy                            Norway                                             75 percent or more                                                     457   *
Ukraine                          Kazakhstan
                                 Alabama-USA
                                                                                  *p<.05. Difference between score and TIMSS scale average is significant.
                                                                                  NOTE: Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, and Asian
               Education systems lower than California                            includes Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian. Racial categories exclude
Dubai-UAE                         Saudi Arabia                                    Hispanic origin. Not all race/ethnicity categories are shown, but they are all
                                                                                  included in the U.S. and state totals shown throughout the report. The standard
Turkey                            Malaysia
                                                                                  errors of the estimates are shown in table E-35 available at http://nces.ed.gov/
Iran, Islamic Rep. of             Syrian Arab Republic                            pubsearch/pubsinfor.asp?pubid=2013009.
Romania                           Palestinian Nat'l Auth.                         SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational
United Arab Emirates                      Georgia                                 Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
                                                                                  (TIMSS), 2011.
Chile                                     Oman
Abu Dhabi-UAE                             Qatar
Bahrain                                   Macedonia, Rep. of
Thailand                                  Lebanon
Jordan                                    Indonesia
Tunisia                                   Morocco
Armenia                                   Ghana

NOTE: Italics indicate participants identified and counted in this report as an
education system and not as a separate country.
SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational
Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
(TIMSS), 2011.




                                              Extract from NCES Publication Number 2013-009

				
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