Environmental Awareness Results in TIMSS 2019

To learn what the TIMSS 2019 science assessment tells us about students’ understanding of the environment, the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center constructed environmental awareness scales based on a wide range of topics as specified in the TIMSS science assessment frameworks. These include conservation, ecosystems, pollution, climate change, and cycles in nature.

The summary of the overall results across TIMSS 2019 countries and some examples of TIMSS items that relate to human activities that can harm or benefit the environment are available in the video material.

The TIMSS 2019 International Database and technical report have been updated accordingly to include the new scales.