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TIMSS Challenge in Math and Science: http://www.edinformatics.com/timss/timss_intro.htm. These online assessments provide sample TIMSS assessments in math and science, for grades 3, 4, 7, 8 and 12.

Dare to Compare: http://nces.ed.gov/timss, or http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/eyk/ (direct link to test). These online assessments provide sample assessments created using TIMSS, NAEP and CivEd questions. Sample assessments can be found in the following subject areas and grades:

  • Math – grades 4, 8 and 12
  • Science – grades 4 and 8
  • Civics – grades 4, 8 and 9
  • Geography – grades 4, 8 and 12
  • Economics – grade 12
  • History – grades 4, 8 and 12.

Jay Noell and Elizabeth Pollock (American Institutes for Research) and Geneise Cooke, Alan Ginsburg, and Steve Leinwand (U.S. Department of Education) Reassessing U.S. International Mathematics Performance: New Findings from the 2003 TIMSS and PISA, American Institutes for Research, November 2005, http://www.air.org/news/documents/TIMSS_PISA%20math%20study.pdf.

Andreas Schleicher, Benchmarking Internationally, The Need Confronts Reality, Presentation at 2008 ECS National Forum on Education Policy in Austin, Texas, July 2008, 
http://www.ecs.org/html/meetingsEvents/NF2008/resources/AndreasSchleicher.ppt.

The New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, National Center on Education And The Economy, Tough Choices or Tough Times, 2007, executive summary available at:
http://www.skillscommission.org/executive.htm (accessed Oct. 2008).

Craig D. Jerald, Benchmarking for Success: Ensuring U.S. Students Receive a World-class Education, National Governors Association, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and Achieve, Inc., December 2008, http://www.nga.org/Files/pdf/0812benchmarking.pdf.


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