Physical Science

1. Explore the TIMSS Framework and U.S. Learning Standards in Science
  • Learn about what U.S. students are expected to understand about the topic from elementary to high school based on U.S. national learning standards in Science
  • Compare these expectations with what is assessed in TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced.
2. Explore TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced Items
  • View TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced items related to the topic.
  • See U.S. and international student performance data.
  • Learn about common misconceptions and errors.
  • Read commentary that supports instruction.
  • Download items and scoring guides for classroom use.

*Currently, the Tool offers content for one topic in Mathematics and one topic in Physical Science. Additional topics and items will be added to future releases of the Tool.