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International Surveys - TIMSS

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Thursday, September 22, 2011

In the past Scotland has participated in TIMSS, but is not participating in 2011. TIMSS assesses the performance of P5 and S2 pupils in maths and science. The latest publication, TIMSS 2007, showed that:-

  • average score in P5 maths in 2007 remained similar to its score in both 1995 and 2003.
  • average score in S2 maths has fallen since 2003, returning to a level similar to 1995.
  • average score in P5 science is similar to its score in 2003, but is lower than in 1995.
  • average score in S2 science has declined since 2003, returning to a similar level to 1995.

Average Scores of P5 pupils in Maths, 1995 to 2007

Average Scores of S2 pupils in Maths, 1995 to 2007

Average Scores of P5 pupils in Science, 1995 to 2007

Average Scores of S2 pupils in Science, 1995 to 2007

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