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

Alternate Title:  TIMSS-ICA

Principal Investigator(s): Schmidt, William, Michigan State University

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 available to the general public.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Textbook Specific Data - Download All Files (2.784 MB)
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DS2:  Curriculum Guide Specific Data - Download All Files (1.964 MB)
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DS3:  Mathematics General Topic Trace Mapping - Download All Files (2.705 MB)
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DS4:  Science General Topic Trace Mapping - Download All Files (3.401 MB)
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DS5:  Document Description - Download All Files (2.792 MB)
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DS6:  Argentina Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.656 MB)
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DS7:  Argentina Block Level Data - Download All Files (3.175 MB)
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DS8:  Australia Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.96 MB)
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DS9:  Australia Block Level Data - Download All Files (13.525 MB)
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DS10:  Austria Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.733 MB)
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DS11:  Austria Block Level Data - Download All Files (7.273 MB)
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DS12:  Belgium (Flemish) Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.94 MB)
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DS13:  Belgium (Flemish) Block Level Data - Download All Files (5.332 MB)
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DS14:  Belgium (French) Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.854 MB)
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DS15:  Belgium (French) Block Level Data - Download All Files (6.07 MB)
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DS16:  Bulgaria Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.766 MB)
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DS17:  Bulgaria Block Level Data - Download All Files (4.91 MB)
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DS18:  Canada Unit Level Data - Download All Files (4.725 MB)
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DS19:  Canada Block Level Data - Download All Files (24.863 MB)
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DS20:  China Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.941 MB)
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DS21:  China Block Level Data - Download All Files (4.357 MB)
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DS22:  Columbia Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2.299 MB)
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DS23:  Columbia Block Level Data - Download All Files (9.466 MB)
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DS24:  Cyprus Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2.183 MB)
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DS25:  Cyprus Block Level Data - Download All Files (5.202 MB)
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DS26:  Czech Republic Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2.246 MB)
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DS27:  Czech Republic Block Level Data - Download All Files (4.822 MB)
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DS28:  Slovak Republic Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2.324 MB)
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DS29:  Slovak Republic Block Level Data - Download All Files (4.838 MB)
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DS30:  Denmark Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.834 MB)
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DS31:  Denmark Block Level Data - Download All Files (3.901 MB)
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DS32:  Dominican Republic Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.954 MB)
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DS33:  Dominican Republic Block Level Data - Download All Files (4.671 MB)
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DS34:  France Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.749 MB)
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DS35:  France Block Level Data - Download All Files (4.462 MB)
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DS36:  Germany Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.826 MB)
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DS37:  Germany Block Level Data - Download All Files (5.449 MB)
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DS38:  Greece Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.901 MB)
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DS39:  Greece Block Level Data - Download All Files (6.36 MB)
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DS40:  Hong Kong Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2.218 MB)
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DS41:  Hong Kong Block Level Data - Download All Files (9.538 MB)
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DS42:  Hungary Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2.031 MB)
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DS43:  Hungary Block Level Data - Download All Files (7.05 MB)
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DS44:  Iceland Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2.015 MB)
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DS45:  Iceland Block Level Data - Download All Files (4.715 MB)
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DS46:  Iran Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.86 MB)
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DS47:  Iran Block Level Data - Download All Files (3.739 MB)
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DS48:  Ireland Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2.086 MB)
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DS49:  Ireland Block Level Data - Download All Files (8.935 MB)
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DS50:  Israel Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2.589 MB)
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DS51:  Israel Block Level Data - Download All Files (7.258 MB)
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DS52:  Italy Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.926 MB)
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DS53:  Italy Block Level Data - Download All Files (6.499 MB)
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DS54:  Japan Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2.29 MB)
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DS55:  Japan Block Level Data - Download All Files (6.738 MB)
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DS56:  Korea Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.92 MB)
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DS57:  Korea Block Level Data - Download All Files (5.708 MB)
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DS58:  Latvia Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.758 MB)
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DS59:  Latvia Block Level Data - Download All Files (4.161 MB)
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DS60:  Lithuania Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.768 MB)
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DS61:  Lithuania Block Level Data - Download All Files (3.553 MB)
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DS62:  Mexico Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2.197 MB)
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DS63:  Mexico Block Level Data - Download All Files (6.989 MB)
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DS64:  Netherlands Unit Level Data - Download All Files (3.283 MB)
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DS65:  Netherlands Block Level Data - Download All Files (8.095 MB)
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DS66:  New Zealand Unit Level Data - Download All Files (3.531 MB)
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DS67:  New Zealand Block Level Data - Download All Files (14.178 MB)
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DS68:  Norway Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.847 MB)
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DS69:  Norway Block Level Data - Download All Files (6.347 MB)
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DS70:  Phillippines Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.829 MB)
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DS71:  Phillippines Block Level Data - Download All Files (4.433 MB)
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DS72:  Portugal Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2.245 MB)
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DS73:  Portugal Block Level Data - Download All Files (4.079 MB)
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DS74:  Romania Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.847 MB)
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DS75:  Romania Block Level Data - Download All Files (6.453 MB)
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DS76:  Russian Federation Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.953 MB)
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DS77:  Russian Federation Block Level Data - Download All Files (5.246 MB)
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DS78:  Singapore Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2.102 MB)
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DS79:  Singapore Block Level Data - Download All Files (7.305 MB)
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DS80:  South Africa Unit Level Data - Download All Files (3.368 MB)
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DS81:  South Africa Block Level Data - Download All Files (8.856 MB)
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DS82:  Spain Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.997 MB)
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DS83:  Spain Block Level Data - Download All Files (9.377 MB)
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DS84:  Sweden Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.782 MB)
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DS85:  Sweden Block Level Data - Download All Files (5.04 MB)
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DS86:  Switzerland Unit Level Data - Download All Files (4.502 MB)
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DS87:  Switzerland Block Level Data - Download All Files (30.958 MB)
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DS88:  Thailand Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.79 MB)
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DS89:  Thailand Block Level Data - Download All Files (2.882 MB)
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DS90:  Tunisia Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.672 MB)
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DS91:  Tunisia Block Level Data - Download All Files (2.56 MB)
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DS92:  Scotland Unit Level Data - Download All Files (2.28 MB)
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DS93:  Scotland Block Level Data - Download All Files (6.007 MB)
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DS94:  United States Unit Level Data - Download All Files (5.337 MB)
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DS95:  United States Block Level Data - Download All Files (52.627 MB)
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DS96:  Slovenia Unit Level Data - Download All Files (1.775 MB)
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DS97:  Slovenia Block Level Data - Download All Files (5.11 MB)
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DS98:  Mathematics Textbook Coverage - Population 1 Data - Download All Files (2.1 MB)
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DS99:  Mathematics Textbook Coverage - Population 2 Data - Download All Files (2.194 MB)
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DS100:  Science Textbook Coverage - Population 1 Data - Download All Files (2.066 MB)
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DS101:  Science Textbook Coverage - Population 2 Data - Download All Files (2.16 MB)
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DS102:  Textbook Characteristics Data - Download All Files (1.978 MB)
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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. http://doi.org/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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