TIMSS 2015 Organization

Study director(s)

TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Lynch School of Education, Boston College - Ina V.S. Mullis, Executive Director; Micheal O. Martin, Executive Director

  • Overall direction
  • Responsible for
    • Design
    • Management
    • Implementation
    • Development
    • Operations
    • Analysis
    • Reporting
Institutions and their responsibilities

Statistics Canada (Ottawa, Canada)

  • School and student sampling activities

 

Educational Testing Service (Princeton, New Jersey, USA)

  • Consulting on psychometric methodology
  • Provision of software for scaling achievement data
  • Replication of achievement scaling for quality assurance

 

TIMSS 2015 National Research Coordinators (NRCs)

Implementation of all aspects of the study in accordance with TIMSS guidelines and procedures, including:

  • Communicating with study partners
  • Contributing to item development
  • Conducting classroom sampling, data collection, and all scoring and data entry tasks

 

Expert Committees

  • TIMSS 2015 Science and Mathematics Item Review Committee (SMIRC)
    • 19 members, nominated by participating entities
      • 7 experts in mathematics and mathematics education
      • 12 experts in science and science education
    • Review of assessment framework (content and cognitive domains, topic areas, and objectives)
    • Development and review of achievement items
    • Scale anchoring of TIMSS international benchmarks
  • TIMSS 2015 Questionnaire Item Review Committee (QIRC)
    • 7 members, all experienced experts
    • Participates in development of the contextual framework and background questionnaires
Contact

IEA

Keizersgracht 311

1016 EE Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Tel.: +31 20 625 3625

Fax: +31 20 420 7136

E-mail: secretariat@iea.nl

URL: http://www.iea.nl

 

TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center

Boston College

140 Commonwealth Ave.

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

USA

Tel: +1-617-552-1600

Fax: +1-617-552-1203

E-mail: timssandpirls@bc.edu

URL: http://timssandpirls.bc.edu/index.html

Funding
  • The study was predominantly funded through fees paid by the participating countries.
  • The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the US Department of Education was a major funding partner, providing funding under contract no. ED08C00117.
  • Further financial support was provided by Boston College.
Editor(s) and author(s) of study-related gateway pages
  • Editors
    • Martin Hooper, Assistant Research Director, TIMSS and PIRLS Questionnaire Development and Policy Studies, TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College
    • Bethany Fishbein, Research Specialist, TIMSS Science, TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College
    • Milena Taneva, Senior Research Analyst, Project Co-Manager, TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced Data Processing, IEA Hamburg
    • Sebastian Meyer, Research Analyst, Deputy Project Manager, TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced Data Processing, IEA Hamburg
  • Authors
    • Duygu Savaşcı, Research Analyst, Sampling Expert, IEA Hamburg
    • Abiton Omatsone, Student Assistant, IEA Hamburg