TIMSS in South Africa: making global research locally meaningful

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): V.Reddy
KEYWORDS: TRENDS IN INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE STUDY
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-april-june-2018/timss-in-sa
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10539

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Abstract

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assesses the quality of mathematics and science education on an international scale. TIMSS is one of the most established studies of educational quality worldwide, providing information on learners, their schools and home environments; and how these relate to mathematics and science achievement. In South Africa, the HSRC conducts the TIMSS research in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education and the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. Dr Vijay Reddy explains the importance of TIMSS.