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Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003: Learner background (BSG) - South Africa as one of 50 countries

This data set (Learner background questionnaire - Bsg) contains the responses of students when asked questions referring to their background, i.e. home environment, parental involvement, their perceptions of their school and their experiences in learning mathematics and science, etc. All learners were required to complete this questionnaire.

265 Schools were sampled accross South Africa and 10600 students (administered). This data set has 9038 cases.

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011: School background questionnaire (BCG) - South Africa as one of more than 60 countries
This dataset contains the responses of principals when asked questions referring to the background of the schools. All principals were required to complete this questionnaire

This data set contains 121 variables and 285 cases.

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011: Learner achievement tests - mathematics and science grade 9 (BSA) - South Africa as one of more than 60 countries

This data set (Learner achievement tests - BSA) contains the responses of students in the eighth grade, to mathematics and science assessment items conducted in 2011. The TIMSS data had a blocked design and different blocks were spread across 14 test booklets. This means that learners did not complete all items in all the blocks.

Of the 298 sampled schools, 285 schools were included in the 2011 round of TIMSS and the tests were administered to 11969 learners. The data set has 581 variables.

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011: Mathematics teacher background questionnaire (BTM) - South Africa as one of more than 60 countries

This dataset contains the responses of mathematics teachers when asked questions referring to the teaching and learning provided to learners as well as their perceptions of the school in which they teach.

This data set has 199 variables and 327 cases.

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011: Science teacher background questionnaire (BTS) - South Africa as one of more than 60 countries

This dataset contains the responses of science teachers when asked questions referring to the teaching and learning provided to learners as well as their perceptions of the school in which they teach.

The data set has 204 variables and 316 cases.