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A Content Examination of the TIMSS Items

author: Jianjun Wang
description: The TIMSS debate has "focused mainly on various confounding variables, such as differences in curricula, influences of cultural traditions, and differences in school enrollments. Few researchers have examined closely the academic content of the TIMSS instrument." Wang does and presents his findings--including the five problems he found regarding the questions asked of students.

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published in: Phi Delta Kappan
published: September 1998
posted to site: 10/15/1998