This report describes the study design and the development of TIMSS up to, but not including, the operational stage of main data collection. Topics include: development of the achievement tests, test design, sample design, development of the context questionnaires, development and design of the performance assessment, scoring techniques and criteria, translation of the instruments, field operations, training sessions, and quality assurance procedures.
The report is also available in smaller files, divided by chapter as listed below.
|Table of Contents for the entire Technical Report|
|Chapter 2||Development of the TIMSS Achievement Tests|
|Chapter 3||The TIMSS Test Design|
|Chapter 4||Sample Design|
|Chapter 5||Development of the TIMSS Context Questionnaires|
|Chapter 6||Development and Design of the TIMSS Performance Assessment|
|Chapter 7||Scoring Techniques and Criteria|
|Chapter 8||Translation and Cultural Adaptation of the Survey Intruments|
|Chapter 9||Field Operations|
|Chapter 10||Training Sessions for Free-Response Scoring and Administration of Performance Assessment|
|Chapter 11||Quality Assurance Procedures|
|Appendix B||TIMSS Test BluePrints|