TIMSS Southern Hemisphere Countries Participate In Scoring Training in South Africa

Scoring trainees and trainers

Hosted by The Human Sciences Research Council, IEA's TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College conducted training in Cape Town, South Africa, for scoring mathematics and science constructed response items for the TIMSS 2019 Data Collection.

Trainees sitting at laptops

Representatives from countries in attendance included Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and the United States. Mathematics and science consultants arrived from the Australian Council for Educational Research, England and Northern Ireland's National Foundation for Educational Research, the Netherlands, and the United States.

Mary, Ray, Ina, Kerry, and Mick
Mathematics consultants Mary Lindquist of the United States and Ray Philpot of Australia, TIMSS Executive Director Ina V.S. Mullis, TIMSS Mathematics Research Specialist Kerry Cotter, and TIMSS Executive Director Michael O. Martin led training in scoring mathematics constructed response items.

IEA's TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College thanks our generous hosts at the Human Sciences Research Council.

—By Shirley Goh, Assistant Director, Communications and Media Relations
—Photos by Victoria Centurino, Assistant Research Director, TIMSS Coordinator
TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center