Articles tagged with International Comparisons

How do U.S. students compare to their peers in math and science?

In case you missed it results from the 2007 Trends in International Math and Science Study— better known as TIMSS 2007— were released yesterday. Overall, results were quite positive, particularly in math where the U.S. was outperformed by fewer countries in 2007 than 2003. Especially encouraging is that scores for most students increased including both low and high performing students. However results for science were a bit more mixed.

There is a lot more to learn about how U.S. students are performing than these simple rankings — which is why BoardBuzz recommends you check out this quick and easy to read summary of results from our very own Center for Public Education to gain a full picture of how U.S. students really compare internationally.

Furthermore, if you want to learn about how U.S. students compare to their peers in other countries on other international assessments? Want to find out about what students are actually taking these assessments in other countries? Or do you just want to learn more about what the results actually mean? Then check out the Center’s More than a horse race: A guide to international assessments of student achievement.

Jim Hull|December 10th, 2008|Categories: Governance, Educational Research, NSBA Opinions and Analysis|Tags: , , , |
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