TIMSS Advanced 2008 Assessment Frameworks. The document contains two frameworks for implementing TIMSS Advanced 2008 — one for advanced mathematics and one for physics.
It also contains an overview of the assessment design. Available online at:
TIMSS 2007 Encyclopedia. TIMSS 2007 Encyclopedia: A Guide to Mathematics and Science Education Around the World, Volumes 1 and 2. Edited by Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., Olson, J.F., Berger, D.R., Milne, D., & Stanco, G.M. (2008). Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College. The TIMSS 2007 Encyclopedia describes the national contexts for teaching and learning in mathematics and science education in the countries that participated in TIMSS 2007. Nearly all of the TIMSS 2007 countries and benchmarking participants prepared a chapter summarizing the structure of their education systems: the mathematics and science curricula and instruction in primary and secondary grades: the teacher education requirements: and the types of examinations and assessments employed. Main page: http://timss.bc.edu/TIMSS2007/encyclopedia.html. Full documents:
Rabinowitz, S., Roeber, E., Schroeder, C., & Sheinker, J., with CAS SCASS study group, The Council of Chief State School Officers issue paper, Creating Aligned Standards and Assessment Systems, 2006,
TIMSS 2007 Assessment Frameworks. The document contains three frameworks for implementing TIMSS 2007: the Mathematics Framework, the Science Framework, and the Contextual Framework for questionnaires. It also provides an overview of the assessment design, including general parameters for item development. http://timss.bc.edu/TIMSS2007/PDF/T07_AF.pdf
PISA and TIMSS links to past assessment items released to the public,
http://www.pisa.oecd.org and http://nces.ed.gov/timss