Date: Dec 11, 2012 8:52 AM
Author: Robert Hansen
Subject: Re: TIMMS 2011 How did your country go? Not good news for US!

I think this says it best...

"The most striking contrast comes in the 8th grade, where nearly half of all students tested in South Korea, Singapore, and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) reached the ?advanced? level in math, compared with only 7 percent of American test-takers, according to the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, or TIMSS, for 2011."

Finland did even worse. Zeev was right.

Bob Hansen



On Dec 11, 2012, at 7:10 AM, Jonathan Crabtree <sendtojonathan@yahoo.com.au> wrote:

> December 11 2012
>
> http://timss.bc.edu/timss2011/downloads/T11_IR_M_Chapter2.pdf
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> Children from 21 countries outperformed Australian students in year 4 science in the 2011 Trends in International Maths and Science Study. Seventeen countries significantly outranked Australia in year 4 maths.
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> Our Prime Minister has legislated that Australia will be in the Top 5.
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> Yet Australia's slide down the rankings is a worry for US!
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> http://www.youtube.com/TIMSSandPIRLS
> Just 10 views so far...
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> Jonathan Crabtree