TIMSS 2019 Organization

Study director(s)

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

  • Overall direction
  • Responsible for
    • Design
    • Development
    • Implementation
    • Managing the transition of TIMSS to eTIMSS
    • 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 2019 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 2019 Science and Mathematics Item Review Committee (SMIRC)
    • 13 members, nominated by participating entities
      • 7 experts in mathematics and mathematics education
      • 6 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 2019 Questionnaire Item Review Committee (QIRC)
    • 9 members, all experienced experts
    • Participates in development of the contextual framework and background questionnaires


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E-mail: secretariat@iea.nl

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TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center

Boston College

140 Commonwealth Ave.

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Tel: +1-617-552-1600

Fax: +1-617-552-1203

E-mail: timssandpirls@bc.edu

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

  • The study was predominantly funded through fees paid by the participating countries.
  • The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education was a major funding partner, providing funding under contract number EDIES17C0060.
  • Further financial support was provided by Boston College.
Editor(s) and author(s) of study-related gateway pages
  • Editors: TIMSS & PIRLS Team
  • Author (based on study documents)
    • Opeyemi Ayanwale, Student Assistant, IEA Hamburg