TIMSS 2019 International Results in
Mathematics and Science

Science Grade 8

Performance at TIMSS International Benchmarks in Science

TIMSS 2019 International Benchmarks

To provide an interpretation of the results on the TIMSS eighth grade science achievement scale in relation to the students’ performance on the assessment items, TIMSS describes achievement at four points along the scale as International Benchmarks: Advanced International Benchmark (625), High International Benchmark (550), Intermediate International Benchmark (475), and Low International Benchmark (400). The descriptions of science achievement at the International Benchmarks were updated from TIMSS 2015 based on an analysis of the items that students with average achievement at each of the benchmarks answered successfully in TIMSS 2019.

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