While we’re working away on ACARA, here’s another post to keep readers occupied. Below are released “benchmark” test items from TIMSS 2019. (Further details about the benchmarking can be found in the full report (pp 35-59, 172-198).
The sample items give a sense of what is tested in TIMSS, and what Australian students can and cannot do. (And, feel free to compare to PISA.) The test is given near the end of the year, to students in Year 4 and Year 8.
YEAR 4 ITEMS
YEAR 8 ITEMS