University of Gothenburg

Second International Science Study 1984

The purpose of the Second International Science Study (SISS84) was to examine science achievement and its correlates in the participating countries and to study trends in science achievement from the first testing, which took place in 1970–1971.

The student tests were developed for the three age groups of students and included a number of science topics. For each topic, three types of activities were tested: knowledge, understanding of a principle, and application of information and principles to solve a practical problem. The science test was complemented by questionnaires for students, teachers, and school principals. In addition, countries participating in the study prepared a National Science Education Case Study Report on teaching science within the country. The data were collected in 1983–1984.

Target Population

Three target populations were tested: 10-year-old students, 14-year-old students, and terminal secondary school students.

Participating Educational Systems

Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, United States, Zimbabwe.
Link to IEA website

DATA - Population

All countries

Australia

Canada (French)

Canada (English)

England

Finland

Ghana

Hong Kong

Hungary

Israel

Italy

Japan

Korea

Netherlands

Nigeria

Norway

Papua New Guinea

Philippines

Poland

Singapore

SWEDEN (A,B)

THAILAND

UNITED STATES (A,B)

ZIMBABWE

Documentation

Technical Reports

Jacobson, W. J. & Doran, R. L. (1988)  Science Achievement in The United States and Sixteen Countries: A Report to the Public (pdf 7 MB).

Jacobson, W. J. & Others. (1987)  The Second IEA Science Study - U.S. Revised Edition (pdf 1 MB).

Anderson, O. R. (1989)  The Teaching and learning of Biology in The United States. Second IEA Science Study (SISS) - united States (pdf 3 MB).

IEA. (1988): International Science Report (pdf)

Documentation and Problems

Codebooks_Population 1
Codebook for student background questionnaire. Population 1 - SC21ALLS (pdf)

Codebook for student form E. Population 1 - SC21ALLE (pdf)

Codebook for student form M. Population 1 - SC21ALLM (pdf)

Codebook for student form O. Population 1. - SC21ALLO (pdf)

Codebook for school questionnaire. Population 1 - SC21ALLC (pdf)
Codebook for teacher questionnaire. Population 1 - SC21ALLT (pdf)

Codebooks Population 2
Codebook for student background questionnaire. Population 2 - SC22ALLS (pdf)

Codebook for student form E. Population 2 - SC22ALLE (pdf)

Codebook for student form M. Population 2 - SC22ALLM (pdf)

Codebook for student form O. Population 2 - SC22ALLO (pdf)
Codebook for school questionnaire. Population 2 - SC22ALLC (pdf)

Codebook for teacher questionnaire. Population 2 - SC22ALLT (pdf)


Codebooks Population 3

Codebook for student background questionnaire. Population 3 - SC23ALLS (pdf)
Codebook for student form E. Population 3 - SC23ALLE (pdf)

Codebook for student form M. Population 3 - SC23ALLM (pdf)

Codebook for student form O. Population 3 - SC23ALLO (pdf)
Codebook for school questionnaire. Population 3 - SC23ALLC (pdf)

Codebook for teacher questionnaire. Population 3 - SC23ALLT (pdf)

Information about variables FSECED and MSECED in Student background (pdf)

Sampling Design

Summary of the Sampling Design (pdf)

Country information (pdf-files in zip archive)

Instruments

Population 1

Student Background Questionnaire. Population 1 (pdf)

Student Verbal Test

Student Math Test

Student Opinions Questionnaire

Student Science Learning Questionnaire

Student Science Achievment Test (1A)

InternationalSwedish

Student Achievment Test Biology (1B)

Student Achievment Test Chemistry (1C)

Student Science Achievement Test (1D)

Student Achievment Test Science Score (1M)

InternationalSwedish

Student Science Test Lab Excercises (1PRA_A&B)

National Achievment Test, Swedish (1S)

 Population II

Student Background Questionnaire

Student Verbal Test

Student Math Test

Student Opinions Questionnaire

Student Science Learning Questionnaire

Student Science Achievment Test (2A)

InternationalSwedish

Student Achievment Test Biology (2B)

Student Achievment Test Chemistry (2C)

Student Science Achievement Test (2D)

Student Achievment Test Science Score (2M)

InternationalSwedish

Student Science Test Lab Excercises (9A&B)

National Achievment Test, Swedish (2S)

 Population III

Student Background Questionnaire

Student Verbal Test

Student Math Test

Student Opinions Questionnaire

Student Science Learning Questionnaire

Student Achievment Test Science General

Student Achievment Test Biology (3B)

InternationalSwedish

Student Achievment Test Chemistry (3C)

InternationalSwedish

Student Achievment Test Physics (3P)

International

Swedish

Student Achievement Test Earth Science (3E)

Student Achievment Test Science Score (3M)

InternationalSwedish

Student Test Understanding Nature of Science (3N)

InternationalSwedish

 National Achievment Test, Swedish (3S)


School and Teacher

School Questionnaire

PopIPopIIPopIII

Teacher Questionnaire

PopIPopIIPopIII

Publications

International

IEA. (1988). Science achievement in seventeen countries. A preliminary report.

Rosier, M.J., & Keeves, J.P. (1991). Science Education and Curricula in Twenty-Three Countries: The IEA Study of Science I.

Keeves, J.P. (Ed.). (1992). The IEA Science Study III: Changes in Science Education and Achievement: 1970 to 1984.

Postlethwaite, T.N., & Wiley, D.E. (Eds.). (1992). Science Achievement in Twenty-Three Countries: The IEA Study of Science II.

Swedish

Riis, U. (Ed). (1988). Naturvetenskaplig undervisning i svensk skola - huvudresultat från en IEA-undersökning.

Riis, U. & Engström, J-Å. (1989). Den svenska läroplansanalysen: Rational, Anvisningar och Resultat.