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May 23, 2007
Andersen Elementary School, 1200 S. Willow, was one of 1,000 schools in the country selected for special testing to study trends in math and science. See story below. Top Row-left to right: Larry Eukestad, Roger Welborn, April Hickman, Ione Stowell, Larry Williams, Dr. Kathy Dodd; bottom row-left to right: Taylor James, Madison Davis, Alex DiCesare, Izaak Thompson. Below, students take a test in math and science at Andersen Elementary School, 1200 S. Willow.
Dr. Kathy Dodd, executive director of Elementary Education and Larry Williams, principal of Andersen Elementary welcomed Larry Eukestad and Roger Welborn from Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study selected Andersen as one of 1,000 schools to participate in a national study to measure students’ knowledge and abilities in mathematics and science subjects.
The United States is one of more than 60 nations participating in TIMSS.
The assessment is conducted internationally every four years and tracks student progress in mathematics and achievements in science in more than 50 countries over a 12 year period.
TIMSS provides valuable benchmark information on how US students compare to students around the world, allows us to examine other educational systems for exemplary practices that could have application to the United States and contributes to ongoing discussions of ways to improve the quality of education for all students.