Bahraini students excel in TIMSS

TDT | Manama

The Daily Tribune –

Bahraini students excelled in the TIMSS 2019 assessment tests, conducted for the fourth and eighth-grade students in 64 countries and eighth benchmarking systems.

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study is an international assessment and research project designed to measure trends in mathematics and science achievement of the fourth and eighth-grade students, school and teacher practices related to instruction.

TIMSS comprises IEA’s TIMSS 2019: TIMSS Mathematics—Fourth Grade, TIMSS Mathematics—Eighth Grade, TIMSS Science—Fourth Grade, and TIMSS Science—Eighth Grade. In the fourth grade, Bahrain’s scored 480 points in mathematics and 493 points in science.

In the eighth grade, Bahrain scored 486 points in science and 481 points in Mathematics. Following Bahrain in the fourth and eighth grades were the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

East Asian countries— Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong SAR—were the top performers. Noura Jalal from Umm Kulthum Preparatory School for Girls ranked first in mathematics in the eighth grade (second preparatory), outperforming all students of this grade in public and private schools, by bagging an achievement rate of 769, which far exceeds the international average.

When asked about her experience, Noura said: “The creative teaching of my teachers led me to this honourable achievement.” She added, “I won first place at the school level for the first year of middle school, and I got prepared to participate using the exercises explaining the pattern of questions and solving them.”