Elizabeth Anne VanderPutten - I was part of TIMSS-R

TIMSS-R Press Conference, December 5, 2000

This is the team which announced to the U.S. press the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study - Repeat (TIMSS-R).

Top Row, L to R:  Marilyn McMillen (NCES); Larry Suter (NSF); Eugene Owen (NCES); Patrick Gonzales (NCES); Carol Fromboluti (OERI); Winnie Tsen (ESSI); Dave Kastberg (Westat); Leslie Jocelyn (Westat); Jill Edwards Staton (OERI) 

Bottom Row, L to R: Gary Phillips (NCES); Janice Earle (NSF); Elizabeth VanderPutten; Chris Calsyn (ESSI); Sousan Arafeh (ESSI); Laura Salganik (ESSI)


L to R:  Gary Phillips (Commissioner, NCES); Sec. Richard Riley (ED); Rita Colwell (Director, NSF); Susan Fuhrman (Dean, U Penn School of Education); Margaret Cozzens (VP Academic and Student Affairs, U Colorado Denver)


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Gateway to the Grand Mosque

In February 1999 I attended the international TIMSS-R Conference in Casablanca, Morocco as the U.S. delegate from the National Science Foundation.



TIMSS-R Helsinki 2000

I was a participant in the TIMSS-R (Third International Math and Science Study) conference in Helsinki, Finland (August 13 - 18, 2000). Earlier that year, I participated in TIMSS-R meetings in Morocco and Malaysia. The purpose of the study was to see how well students at the 4th, 8th and final year of high school do in math and science in participating countries. The U.S. fared less well than many would expect, scoring in just about in the middle.