Math and Science Achievement Results to be Announced at Press Conference Tomorrow

(11-19-96)--The first results of a major international study of math and science achievement in more than 40 countries will be announced at a press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Boston College.

The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) - an assessment of more than half a million students and the largest international study of student achievement ever undertaken - will release its first set of mathematics and science achievement results for 7th and 8th grade students across 41 countries.

The TIMSS International Study Director is Prof. Albert Beaton (SOE). TIMSS is a collaborative research project sponsored by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and administered by the TIMSS International Study Center at Boston College. Researchers and educators from more than 50 research organizations in countries around the world collaborated for more than seven years in the design, development and implementation of this enormous comparative achievement study, which is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Center for Educational Statistics, among other organizations.

The press conference will begin at 10 a.m. in Conte Forum's Shea Room. Members of the Boston College community are invited to attend.

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