Thursday, November 15, 2007

Study Compares States' Math and Science Scores With Other Countries'

Gee, we beat Egypt, Chile and Saudi Arabia. Break out the champagne!

Concern that science and math achievement was not keeping pace with the nation’s economic competitors had been building even before the most recent Times survey, in which the highest-performing nations were Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan. American students lagged far behind those nations but earned scores that were comparable to peers in European nations like Slovakia and Estonia, and were well above countries like Egypt, Chile and Saudi Arabia.


November 14, 2007
Study Compares States’ Math and Science Scores With Other Countries’

American students even in low-performing states like Alabama do better on math and science tests than students in most foreign countries, including Italy and Norway, according to a new study released yesterday. That’s the good news.

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