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Reassessing U.S. International Mathematics Performance: New Findings from the 2003 TIMSS and PISA

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Author:American Institutes for Research
Description: "Despite a widely held belief that U.S. students do well in mathematics in grade school but decline precipitously in high school, a new study comparing the math skills of students in industrialized nations finds that U.S. students in 4th and 8th grade perform consistently below most of their peers around the world and continue that trend into high school." The study reexamined data from three international surveys assessing mathematics achievement in 2003: the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), which assessed students in grades 4 and 8; and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which assessed 15-year-olds, most of whom were in 10th grade. Download the PDF of the full report.

Levels: Late Elem. (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Ed Topics: Math Ed Research/Reform, Educational Systems

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