What is TIMSS?
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) takes place every 4 years and looks at the mathematics and science skills of year 5 and year 9 pupils worldwide. Over 60 countries take part in TIMSS and your school is one of the schools in England selected to participate in the field trial stage of the study. The results are used by our government and governments from around the world to compare the strengths and weaknesses of our education systems to other countries.
What is the field trial?
The field trial is run with a smaller number of schools to test the content, questions, and digital systems used. Information from the field trial is used to improve the main study; it is therefore a very important part of TIMSS.