Publications

TIMSS 2019 International Report and Results Released

TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2019 shows that achievement in science and mathematics is on the rise. The international results find most countries are reaching minimum proficiency, gender equity eroded in mathematics at fourth grade, and teachers requiring more professional development for integrating technology into their teaching.

Joint IEA and UNESCO Report on Measuring Global Education Goals. How TIMSS helps

As part of the international release of TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2019 and in the context of the study’s efforts to advance the global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, monitoring progress and promoting appropriate national, regional and international tools for measuring learning outcomes, a joint report by IEA and UNESCO has been released, entitled "Measuring Global Education Goals: How TIMSS Helps". The report has been prepared in English, French and Spanish.

TALIS Starting Strong 2018 Results on Early Childhood Education and Care for Children under Age 3 Released

Results from TALIS Starting Strong 2018 on early childhood education and care (ECEC) for children under age 3 were released on July 2, 2020. The report explores the importance of ECEC on learning, development and well-being of children under age 3 and answers many questions concerning parents, other actors in the field of early childhood education, and policy makers.

Investing in skills is key to success for millions

21st-century skills are increasingly important, what is not fully appreciated is the extent to which these skills rely upon strong foundational literacy and numeracy skills. Foundational cognitive skills are defined as to understand, use and interpret written and mathematical information. It is difficult to critically evaluate, problem-solve or analyze data without such skills. For young adults graduating from high school and college, it is typically assumed that they have acquired these foundational skills.