TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) is a large-scale assessment designed to inform educational policy and practice by providing an international perspective on teaching and learning in mathematics and science.

TIMSS conducts comprehensive state-of-the-art assessments of mathematics and science for students in Year 4 and Year 8, supported with extensive data about country, school, and classroom learning environments. First conducted in 1995, TIMSS reports every four years on the achievement of Year 4 and Year 8 students. Australia has participated in all five cycles.

TIMSS is a project of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and is directed by the TIMSS International Study Center at Boston College in collaboration with a worldwide network of organisations and representatives from the participating countries. ACER is responsible for undertaking the data collection in Australian schools.


Browse the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) Collections:

TIMSS 1995

TIMSS 1999

TIMSS 2003

TIMSS 2007

TIMSS 2011 and PIRLS 2011

TIMSS 2015