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TIMSS 2015 International Database

TIMSS 2015 User Guide for the International Database

The TIMSS 2015 International Database is available to all individuals interested in the data collected and analyzed as part of TIMSS 2015. The aim is to support and promote the use of these data by researchers, analysts, and others interested in improving education. A public use version of the database is available for download using the links below.

For the TIMSS 2015 fourth grade assessment, the database includes student mathematics and science achievement data as well as the student, parent, teacher, school, and curricular background data for the 47 participating countries and 6 benchmarking entities. For the TIMSS 2015 eighth grade assessment, the database includes student mathematics and science achievement data as well as the student, teacher, school, and curricular background data for the 39 participating countries and 6 benchmarking entities. The TIMSS 2015 International Database also includes data from the TIMSS Numeracy 2015 assessment, with the participation of 7 countries and 1 benchmarking entity. The student, parent, teacher, and school data files are in SAS and SPSS formats.

The entire database and its supporting documents are described in the TIMSS 2015 User Guide (Foy, 2017) and its three supplements. The data can be analyzed using the downloadable IEA IDB Analyzer (version 4.0), an application developed by the IEA Data Processing and Research Center to facilitate the analysis of the TIMSS data.

A restricted use version of the TIMSS 2015 International Database is available to users who require access to variables removed from the public use version (see Chapter 4 of the User Guide). Users who require access to the restricted use version of the International Database to conduct their analyses should contact the IEA through its Study Data Repository.

Some contents of the TIMSS 2015 International Database are available in Portable Document Format (PDF). If needed, download Adobe Reader© to read and print these materials.

TIMSS 2015 International Database Downloads

TIMSS 2015 International Database Downloads
User Guide TIMSS 2015 User Guide for the International Database (16MB)
  Supplement 1 - International Version of the TIMSS 2015 Context Questionnaires (30MB)
  Supplement 2 - National Adaptations of International Context Questionnaires (8MB)
  Supplement 3 - Variables Derived from the Student, Home, Teacher, and School Questionnaire Data (8MB)
Items Item Information
Tables
TIMSS 2015 Fourth Grade
  TIMSS 2015 Eighth Grade
  TIMSS Numeracy 2015
  IRT Item Parameters TIMSS 2015 Fourth Grade
  TIMSS 2015 Eighth Grade
  TIMSS Numeracy 2015
  Item Percent
Correct Statistics
TIMSS 2015 Fourth Grade (3.3MB)
  TIMSS 2015 Eighth Grade (3.8MB)
  TIMSS Numeracy 2015 (763KB)
International
Database
SPSS Data T15_G4_SPSSData_pt1.zip (AAD-DEU 146MB)
T15_G4_SPSSData_pt2.zip (DNK-NLD 144MB)
  T15_G4_SPSSData_pt3.zip (NO4-USA 144MB)
  T15_G8_SPSSData_pt1.zip (AAD-COT 131MB)
  T15_G8_SPSSData_pt2.zip (CQU-KAZ 129MB)
  T15_G8_SPSSData_pt3.zip (KOR-OMN 134MB)
  T15_G8_SPSSData_pt4.zip (QAT-ZAF 130MB)
  TN15_SPSSData.zip (36MB)
  SAS Data T15_G4_SASData_pt1.zip (AAD-DEU 147MB)
  T15_G4_SASData_pt2.zip (DNK-NLD 145MB)
  T15_G4_SASData_pt3.zip (NO4-USA 145MB))
  T15_G8_SASData_pt1.zip (AAD-COT 130MB)
  T15_G8_SASData_pt2.zip (CQU-KAZ 126MB)
  T15_G8_SASData_pt3.zip (KOR-OMN 132MB)
  T15_G8_SASData_pt4.zip (QAT-ZAF 128MB)
  TN15_SASData.zip (38MB)
  Curriculum Data TIMSS 2015 Fourth Grade Curriculum Questionnaire Data
  TIMSS 2015 Eighth Grade Curriculum Questionnaire Data
  Codebooks TIMSS 2015 Fourth Grade Codebook
  TIMSS 2015 Eighth Grade Codebook
  TIMSS Numeracy 2015 Codebook
  Almanacs TIMSS 2015 Fourth Grade Almanacs
  TIMSS 2015 Eighth Grade Almanacs
  TIMSS Numeracy 2015 Almanacs
  TCMA TIMSS 2015 Fourth Grade Test Curriculum Matching Analysis Data
  TIMSS 2015 Eighth Grade Test Curriculum Matching Analysis Data
  SPSS and SAS Programs

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