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# Table 9 Extra items on instructional quality in TIMSS 2015

Scale | Item |
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Classroom management |
Question: How often do these things happen in your mathematics lessons? Response categories: never or hardly ever (0), some lessons (1), most lessons (2), every lesson (3) |

(CM1) Students don’t listen to what the teacher says | |

(CM2) There is noise and disorder | |

(CM3) Our mathematics teacher has to wait a long time for students to quiet down | |

(CM4) Students cannot work well | |

(CM5) Students don’t start working for a long time after the lesson begins | |

Supportive climate Flanders and Germany |
Question: To what extent do you agree with the following statements? Response categories: disagree a lot (0), disagree a little (1), agree a little (2), agree a lot (3) |

(SC1) Our mathematics teacher is nice to me even when I make a mistake | |

(SC2) Our mathematics teacher cares about me | |

(SC3) Our mathematics teacher tells me how to do better when I make a mistake | |

(SC4) Our mathematics teacher likes me | |

(SC5) Our mathematics teacher believes that I can solve difficult tasks | |

Supportive climate Norway |
Question: How often does your mathematics teacher do the following? Response categories: never or hardly ever (0), some lessons (1), most lessons (2), every lesson (3) |

(SC1) Show an interest in every student’s learning | |

(SC2) Give extra help when students need it | |

(SC3) Help students with their learning | |

(SC4) Continue teaching until the students understand | |

(SC5) Give students the opportunity to express opinions | |

(SC6) Set clear learning goals | |

(SC7) Explain what he/she expects us to learn | |

(SC8) Ask questions to check if we understand the content of the lesson | |

(SC9) Explain how new topics relate to previous lessons, at the beginning of the lesson | |

(SC10) Summarize what we have covered at the end of the lesson | |

Cognitive activation |
Question: To what extent do you agree with the following statements? Response categories: disagree a lot (0), disagree a little (1), agree a little (2), agree a lot (3) |

(CA1) In our mathematics lessons, we are working on tasks that I have to think about very thoroughly | |

(CA2) Our mathematics teacher asks me what I have understood and what I haven’t | |

(CA3) Our mathematics teacher asks questions that I have to think about very thoroughly | |

(CA4) Our mathematics teacher gives us tasks that seem to be difficult at a first glance | |

(CA5) Our mathematics teacher asks what we know about a new topic | |

(CA6) Our mathematics teacher gives us tasks I like to think about | |

(CA7) Our mathematics teacher wants me to be able to explain my answers |