In 1998/99 TIMSS-R was conducted at the lower secondary level in 38 countries, including Australia. Over 4000 students from 170 schools around Australia were tested in mathematics and science. Extensive contextual information about the mathematics and science curricula, home contexts, and school characteristics and polices was collected from students, teachers and schools.

The TIMSS-R Video Study, complimentary to TIMSS-R, was a cross-national study of Year 8 classroom mathematics and science teaching. The study involved videotaping and analysing teaching practices in more than one thousand classrooms in various countries. Eighty-seven Australian schools took part in the TIMSS-R Video Study in 1999. The study was conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, under a contract with LessonLab, Inc. of Los Angeles, California. ACER was responsible for coordinating Australia's participation.

To find out more, visit the NCES web site.


Submissions from 2006


Highlights from the TIMSS 1999 video study of eighth grade science teaching


Teaching Science in Australia : Results from the TIMSS 1999 Video Study, Jan Lokan, Hilary Hollingsworth, and Mark Hackling

Submissions from 2003


Teaching mathematics in seven countries : results from the TIMSS 1999 video study., James Hiebert, Ronald Gallimore, Helen Garnier, Karen Bogard Givvin, Hilary Hollingsworth, Jennifer Jacobs, Angel Miu-Ying Chui, Diana Wearne, Margaret Smith, Nicole Kersting, Alfred Manaster, Ellen Tseng, Wallace Etterbeek, Carl Manaster, Patrick Gonzales, and James Stigler


Teaching mathematics in Australia : results from the TIMSS 1999 video study, Jan Lokan, Barry McRae, and Hilary Hollingsworth

Submissions from 2002


Mathematics and Science Achievement of Junior Secondary School Students in Australia, Susan Zammit, Alla Routitsky, and Lisa Greenwood