The TIMSS 2023 Assessment Frameworks, the basis of the IEA’s TIMSS 2023, has been recently published.
In Chapters 1 and 2, the reader will find information about the Mathematics and Science Framework, including the major content, topic areas, and cognitive domains in mathematics and science tested at the fourth and eighth grades. The Chapters give an overview of the cognitive domains of knowing, applying, and reasoning which describe the thinking skills students are expected to use when responding to the mathematics and science assessment items.
In Chapter 3, the reader will find information about TIMSS Context Questionnaire Framework which contains the home, school, and classroom factors associated with students’ learning in mathematics and science that will be investigated via the questionnaires completed by students, their parents, teachers, and school principals.
Finally, Chapter 4 provides an overview of the assessment design, including general parameters for item development.