Trends in International Maths and Science Study

The Trends in International Maths and Science Study (TIMSS) is an international survey that monitors the maths and science achievement of year 5 (pupils aged 9-10) and year 9 (pupils aged 13-14) pupils world-wide.

More than 60 countries will participate in the assessment which provides high quality, internationally comparative data for educational researchers, policy makers and schools world-wide to draw upon.

Run by the IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement) this programme, although separate, is complementary to the PISA study which is also taking place in 2015.

TIMSS timeline

Please see the timeline below for key dates and milestones:
September 2014
Selected schools are informed about their participation in TIMSS.

Schools register with the National Centre and begin preparations for the test day.
From March 2015
Testing period commences and participating schools take part on their selected day (NB: TIMSS is completed in half a day).
May 2015
Testing period ends and the expert marking, data entry and data analysis starts.
Early 2016
The report is complete and shared.

Schools are invited to attend a regional workshop.