News

We publish news and recent information for all ILSA studies, including but not limited to launches of reports, releases of data, calls for proposals, and also academic internships and job opportunities. An overview of all news can be found here, news related to a particular ILSA study can be found on the sub-pages of the respective study.

Article: Preparing the ground: early learning opportunities can make the difference

Sabine Meinck and Agnes Stancel-Piątak explain in their blog the importance of early childhood education, and the factors that encourage early childhood learning. The blog post refers to their article 'Preparing the ground: The importance of early learning activities at home for fourth grade student achievement' in which they disseminate their findings basing on data from TIMSS and PIRLS studies.

Call for papers for a Special Issue on TIMSS in the journal Studies in Educational Evaluation

In order to better understand differences between education systems’ performance, background information on non-cognitive variables such as instructional practices or students’ motivation for mathematics and science; the journal of Studies in Educational Evaluation has launched a call for papers for a special issue on TIMSS.