International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement

TIMSS Advanced 2008 Assessment Frameworks

Developing the TIMSS Advanced 2008 Assessment Frameworks was a collaborative venture involving mathematics and physics experts from around the world. The document contains two frameworks for implementing TIMSS Advanced 2008 - one for advanced mathematics and one for physics. It also contains an overview of the assessment design.

The TIMSS Advanced content frameworks specify the mathematics and physics to be covered by the assessment, as follows:

  • Advanced Mathematics
    • Algebra
    • Calculus
    • Geometry
  • Physics
    • Mechanics
    • Electricity and Magnetism
    • Heat and Temperature
    • Atomic and Nuclear Physics

Both the advanced mathematics and physics frameworks also have a cognitive dimension—Knowing, Applying, and Reasoning. TIMSS Advanced plans to report student achievement on each subject overall as well as separately by each content and cognitive domain.

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