TEDS-M 2008 Organization

Study director(s)

The TEDS-M International Study Center at Michigan State University (MSU) - Maria Teresa Tatto, Executive Director

  • Overall leadership and administrative direction of the study
  • Responsibility for development, incorporation, and oversight of all plans for the design and execution of the study within a comprehensive conceptual framework document to be published by IEA
  • Initiation of proposals for and definition of JMC assignments for instrument development
Institutions and their responsibilities

TEDS-M Joint Management Committee (JMC)


  • MSU
  • ACER
  • IEA
  • Statistics Canada


  • Overall project planning
  • Financial, personnel, and logistical management
  • Accountability to IEA and the funding agencies
  • Recruitment of countries for participation
  • Study design, timelines, reports, and archives
  • Designation of the work of outside experts on the study


The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

  • Support of the TEDS-M International Study Center at MSU with technical and research management expertise
  • Primary responsibility over the study concerning the mathematics preparation of primary school teachers
  • Development of relevant data-gathering instruments for the item pilot, field test, and main data collection
  • Conduct of relevant data analyses and preparation of relevant sections of the final international reports


Statistics Canada

  • TEDS-M International Sampling Referee
  • Development of an international master sampling plan for the study


National Research Coordinators (NRCs)

  • Study implementation
  • Data collection


TEDS-M Project Advisors

  • Advisors to the JMC


Keizersgracht 311

1016 EE Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Tel.: +31 20 625 3625

Fax: +31 20 420 7136

E-mail: secretariat@iea.nl

URL: http://www.iea.nl


The study was funded by:

  • Fees from participating countries
  • The National Science Foundation (USA)
  • The IEA
Editor(s) and author(s) of study-related gateway pages
  • Editor: Maria Teresa Tatto, TEDS-M Executive Director and Principal Investigator, MSU
  • Authors (based on study documents)
    • Falk Brese, Senior Research Analyst, Project Coordinator, IEA Hamburg
    • Sabine Meinck, Sampling Methodologist/Coordinator, IEA Hamburg
    • Ipek Eraydin, Student Assistant, IEA Hamburg