TIMSS Main Objectives

1) Measuring student performance and other characteristics of the educational system through routine assessments and by participating in international in-depth investigations.

2) Improving educational statistics and making them policy relevant and accurate.

3) Evaluating the Arab educational systems in the participating countries on regular basis.

4) Determining the weaknesses of the Arab educational systems.

5) Ranking participating countries around an international average and key

6) Assisting Arab participating countries in synchronizing their educational policies and educational systems.

7) Acquiring a cadre of educators, administrators and researchers trained in sampling, data collection, test development, data cleaning, analysis, policy-making and reporting.