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Third International Mathematics and Science Study: International Curriculum Analysis, 1992-1995 (ICPSR 30601) RSS

Alternate Title:  TIMSS-ICA

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Summary:

The International Curriculum Analysis (ICA) study provided curricular and textbook information from each country participating in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). TIMSS was a comparative study of education in mathematics and the sciences conducted in over 40 countries on five continents. The goal of TIMSS was to measure student achievement in mathematics and science in participating countries and to assess some of the curricular and classroom factors that are related to student learning in these subjects. The study was intended to provide educators and policy makers with an unparalleled and multidimensional perspective on mathematics and science curricula; their implementation; the nature of student performance in mathematics and science; and the social, economic, and educational context in which these occur.

Below is a description of each of the types of data files found in this study.

The Textbook Specific and Curriculum Guide Specific data files contain overall characteristic information, the number of pages, size of book, publisher, etc. pertaining to material used within a country for all countries involved in the study.

The General Topic Trace Mapping data files contain questionnaire responses for each specific science and mathematics topic for each grade.

The Document Description data file contains document ID, name, subject, publisher and publishing data for each document provided by each country in the study.

The Unit Level data files contain information describing a specific unit within a document, used for both textbooks and curriculum guides.

The Block Level data files contain specific curricular information about the blocks contained within each unit.

The Textbook Coverage data files contain summaries of context coverage for each country's textbooks and the performance expectation codes of those textbooks, both Mathematics and Science. The coverage rate for each content topic is expressed as the average percent that particular topic is mentioned in each of the country's textbooks.

The Textbook Characteristics data file contains derived variables from 400 textbooks used in 45 countries. The variables captures the frequency with which content material such as activities, exercise or question sets, instructional narratives and other instructional tools, as well as performance expectation related material are found within these textbooks.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Textbook Specific Data - Download All Files (2,784 KB)
DS2:  Curriculum Guide Specific Data - Download All Files (1,964 KB)
DS3:  Mathematics General Topic Trace Mapping - Download All Files (2,705 KB)
DS4:  Science General Topic Trace Mapping - Download All Files (3,401 KB)
DS5:  Document Description - Download All Files (2,792 KB)
DS6:  Argentina Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,656 KB)
DS7:  Argentina Block Level Data - Download All Files (3,175 KB)
DS8:  Australia Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,960 KB)
DS9:  Australia Block Level Data - Download All Files (13,525 KB)
DS10:  Austria Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,733 KB)
DS11:  Austria Block Level Data - Download All Files (7,273 KB)
DS12:  Belgium (Flemish) Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,940 KB)
DS13:  Belgium (Flemish) Block Level Data - Download All Files (5,332 KB)
DS14:  Belgium (French) Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,854 KB)
DS15:  Belgium (French) Block Level Data - Download All Files (6,070 KB)
DS16:  Bulgaria Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,766 KB)
DS17:  Bulgaria Block Level Data - Download All Files (4,910 KB)
DS18:  Canada Unit Level Data - Download All Files (4,725 KB)
DS19:  Canada Block Level Data - Download All Files (24,863 KB)
DS20:  China Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,941 KB)
DS21:  China Block Level Data - Download All Files (4,357 KB)
DS22:  Columbia Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2,299 KB)
DS23:  Columbia Block Level Data - Download All Files (9,466 KB)
DS24:  Cyprus Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2,183 KB)
DS25:  Cyprus Block Level Data - Download All Files (5,202 KB)
DS26:  Czech Republic Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2,246 KB)
DS27:  Czech Republic Block Level Data - Download All Files (4,822 KB)
DS28:  Slovak Republic Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2,324 KB)
DS29:  Slovak Republic Block Level Data - Download All Files (4,838 KB)
DS30:  Denmark Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,834 KB)
DS31:  Denmark Block Level Data - Download All Files (3,901 KB)
DS32:  Dominican Republic Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,954 KB)
DS33:  Dominican Republic Block Level Data - Download All Files (4,671 KB)
DS34:  France Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,749 KB)
DS35:  France Block Level Data - Download All Files (4,462 KB)
DS36:  Germany Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,826 KB)
DS37:  Germany Block Level Data - Download All Files (5,449 KB)
DS38:  Greece Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,901 KB)
DS39:  Greece Block Level Data - Download All Files (6,360 KB)
DS40:  Hong Kong Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2,218 KB)
DS41:  Hong Kong Block Level Data - Download All Files (9,538 KB)
DS42:  Hungary Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2,031 KB)
DS43:  Hungary Block Level Data - Download All Files (7,050 KB)
DS44:  Iceland Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2,015 KB)
DS45:  Iceland Block Level Data - Download All Files (4,715 KB)
DS46:  Iran Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,860 KB)
DS47:  Iran Block Level Data - Download All Files (3,739 KB)
DS48:  Ireland Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2,086 KB)
DS49:  Ireland Block Level Data - Download All Files (8,935 KB)
DS50:  Israel Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2,589 KB)
DS51:  Israel Block Level Data - Download All Files (7,258 KB)
DS52:  Italy Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,926 KB)
DS53:  Italy Block Level Data - Download All Files (6,499 KB)
DS54:  Japan Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2,290 KB)
DS55:  Japan Block Level Data - Download All Files (6,738 KB)
DS56:  Korea Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,920 KB)
DS57:  Korea Block Level Data - Download All Files (5,708 KB)
DS58:  Latvia Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,758 KB)
DS59:  Latvia Block Level Data - Download All Files (4,161 KB)
DS60:  Lithuania Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,768 KB)
DS61:  Lithuania Block Level Data - Download All Files (3,553 KB)
DS62:  Mexico Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2,197 KB)
DS63:  Mexico Block Level Data - Download All Files (6,989 KB)
DS64:  Netherlands Unit Level Data - Download All Files (3,283 KB)
DS65:  Netherlands Block Level Data - Download All Files (8,095 KB)
DS66:  New Zealand Unit Level Data - Download All Files (3,531 KB)
DS67:  New Zealand Block Level Data - Download All Files (14,178 KB)
DS68:  Norway Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,847 KB)
DS69:  Norway Block Level Data - Download All Files (6,347 KB)
DS70:  Phillippines Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,829 KB)
DS71:  Phillippines Block Level Data - Download All Files (4,433 KB)
DS72:  Portugal Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2,245 KB)
DS73:  Portugal Block Level Data - Download All Files (4,079 KB)
DS74:  Romania Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,847 KB)
DS75:  Romania Block Level Data - Download All Files (6,453 KB)
DS76:  Russian Federation Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,953 KB)
DS77:  Russian Federation Block Level Data - Download All Files (5,246 KB)
DS78:  Singapore Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2,102 KB)
DS79:  Singapore Block Level Data - Download All Files (7,305 KB)
DS80:  South Africa Unit Level Data - Download All Files (3,368 KB)
DS81:  South Africa Block Level Data - Download All Files (8,856 KB)
DS82:  Spain Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,997 KB)
DS83:  Spain Block Level Data - Download All Files (9,377 KB)
DS84:  Sweden Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,782 KB)
DS85:  Sweden Block Level Data - Download All Files (5,040 KB)
DS86:  Switzerland Unit Level Data - Download All Files (4,502 KB)
DS87:  Switzerland Block Level Data - Download All Files (30,958 KB)
DS88:  Thailand Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,790 KB)
DS89:  Thailand Block Level Data - Download All Files (2,882 KB)
DS90:  Tunisia Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,672 KB)
DS91:  Tunisia Block Level Data - Download All Files (2,560 KB)
DS92:  Scotland Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2,280 KB)
DS93:  Scotland Block Level Data - Download All Files (6,007 KB)
DS94:  United States Unit Level Data - Download All Files (5,337 KB)
DS95:  United States Block Level Data - Download All Files (52,627 KB)
DS96:  Slovenia Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1,775 KB)
DS97:  Slovenia Block Level Data - Download All Files (5,110 KB)
DS98:  Mathematics Textbook Coverage - Population 1 Data - Download All Files (2,100 KB)
DS99:  Mathematics Textbook Coverage - Population 2 Data - Download All Files (2,194 KB)
DS100:  Science Textbook Coverage - Population 1 Data - Download All Files (2,066 KB)
DS101:  Science Textbook Coverage - Population 2 Data - Download All Files (2,160 KB)
DS102:  Textbook Characteristics Data - Download All Files (1,978 KB)

Study Description

Citation

Schmidt, William. Third International Mathematics and Science Study: International Curriculum Analysis, 1992-1995 . ICPSR30601-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-04-07. doi:10.3886/ICPSR30601.v2

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (RED 92-52935)
  • National Science Foundation (REC-9550107)
  • United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   curriculum, educational assessment, mathematics, school age children, science

Smallest Geographic Unit:   country

Geographic Coverage:   Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (Peoples Republic), Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1992--1995

Date of Collection:  

  • 1992--1995

Unit of Observation:   textbooks

Universe:   Mathematics and Science textbooks for students age 9, 13, and in their final year of secondary education, including those in vocational education programs.

Data Types:   census/enumeration data

Data Collection Notes:

The international curriculum analysis was conducted in each country under the direction of the TIMSS National Research Coordinator (NRC) and the national research center in coordination with the United States TIMSS National Research Center.

Materials were collected from each country that reflected those used by the majority of the students in each population.

Methodology

Mode of Data Collection:   self-enumerated questionnaire

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2013-04-23 Spelling errors in titles and codebooks for Textbook Specific Data and Curriculum Guide Specific data were corrected.
  • 2012-12-21 Document covers have been updated.
  • 2011-04-07 5 data files were added, the Mathematics Coverage, Science Coverage, and Textbook Characteristic files. The User Guide was updated to document these additional data files and Codebooks for each of these data files were created.

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