A new cycle of ICCS is currently in development. For more details, please see the IEA website (http://www.iea.nl/fileadmin/user_upload/Studies/ICCS_2016_Brochure.pdf)
ICCS 2009 (2006-2010)
The purpose of the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) is to investigate the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens in a range of countries. The study builds on the previous IEA study of civic education (CIVED) undertaken in 1999. It will report on student achievement on a test of conceptual understandings and competencies in civic and citizenship education. It collects and analyses data about student dispositions and attitudes relating to civic and citizenship education. Teacher and school questionnaires gather information about teaching and class management practices, school governance and climate, and others.
A National Context Survey at the beginning of the study has collected information about civic and citizenship education and its contexts (aspects related to political, cultural and educational contexts) in each participating country.
Regional modules have been implemented for groups of participating countries from the same region to address specific region-specific issues in civic and citizenship education. Three regional modules for Europe, Latin America and Asia have been established.
The population to be surveyed follows the definitions used in TIMSS (standard population) and includes all students enrolled in the grade that represents eight years of schooling, counting from the first year of ISCED Level 1, provided the mean age at the time of testing is at least 13.5 years. For most countries the target grade is the eighth grade, or its national equivalent. Countries that participated in CIVED and tested a different grade in 1999 also have the option to assess the same grade in addition to the internationally defined target grade in order to enable trend comparisons.
To download the ICCS information brochure please click here