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Third Meeting of the TIMSS-2019 National Research Coordinators

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From November 12 to 17 Information-Analytic Centеr took part in the TIMSS-2019 Third meeting of National Research Coordinators, which was held in Melbourne, Australia.

The event was organized by a consortium of International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) which consists of TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, IEA, Statistics Canada, and IEA Hamburg.

The agenda of the meeting included the following key issues: development and discussion of test items, translation and adaptation of instruments and guidance materials, conducting sample selection, and reviewing the guide on coding of open and closed test items.

Moreover, the participants were informed about new changes regarding TIMSS-2019. International consortium demonstrated software for delivering the TIMSS-2019 test as well as new software for the translation and adaptation of assessment materials (IEA eAssessment Translation System). IEA also announced about the full transition of the study to the computer-based format (e-TIMSS) by 2023.