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First International Science Study 1970

The First International Science Study (FISS) is a part of the Six Subject Survey 1970. The study focused on three fields of science: biology, chemistry, and physics. The data were collected shortly after the introduction in many countries of reforms in science education. Thus, the study was concerned not only with achievement across the domain of science, but also with attitudes, methods of teaching, the development of practical skills, and an understanding of the nature of science.

The data were collected in 1970–1971.

Target Population

The target population was 10-year-old students, 14-year old-students, and students in the final grade of the secondary school.

Participating Educational Systems

Australia, Belgium (Flemish), Belgium (French), Chile, England, Germany (FRG), Finland, France, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, Thailand, United States. Please note that most but not all countries participated in all studies.
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DATA - Additional codebooks

Complete codebook on Six Subject Survey main page.

DATA - Population

ALL COUNTRIES

AUSTRALIA

BELGIUM, FLEMISH

BELGIUM, FRENCH

CHILE

ENGLAND-WALES

FED REP GERMANY   

FINLAND

FRANCE

HUNGARY

INDIA

IRAN

ISRAEL   

ITALY   

JAPAN

NETHERLANDS   

SCOTLAND

SWEDEN   

THAILAND

USA   

Instruments

Population I

Science I - Section A and B
Science Attitude and Descriptive Section K - International

Swedish

Scoring Keys

International

Population II

Science II - Section A and B

InternationalSwedish

Science Attitude and Descriptive Section K - international
Science Questionnaire - Section S
TOUS - Section T

InternationalSwedish

Scoring Keys

International

Population IV

Science

Science IV - Section A and B

International

Swedish

Advanced Science - Section P, Q, R, S, T & U

International

Swedish

Science Questionnaire - Section S -

InternationalScience Attitude and Descriptive Section K


Swedish

Scoring Keys

International

Teatchers

Teacher Questionnaire - Science - International

 



 Publications

International

Comber, L.C., & Keeves, J. P. (1973). Science Education in Nineteen Countries I.

Swedish

Husén, T. (1973). Svensk skola i internationell belysning I. Naturorienterande ämnen.