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2013 The good, the bad and the potential: unpacking TIMSS 2011

International studies of educational achievement have been conducted since the 1960s. There are an increasing number of these kinds of studi...

2012 Highlights from TIMSS 2011: the South African perspective

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is cross-national assessment of the mathematics and science knowledge of f...

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2007 Item readability and science achievement in TIMSS 2003 in South Africa

This study investigated the relationship between readability of 73 TIMSS text-only multiple-choice questions from Trends in International Ma...