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How U.S. Students Compare Internationally, Jack Buckley, NCES

Friday, January 18, 2013 at 9:15 a.m.

Jack Buckley, Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), discusses the latest international assessments of reading, math, and science, and the U.S. results for 4th and 8th graders. In 2011, students in more than 50 countries were tested. U.S. 4th graders improved in reading and math.

View the live segment on C-SPAN

Biography: Sean P. "Jack" Buckley

Presentation [PDF]

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How Do U.S. Students Compare Internationally? [PDF]
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Overview of Results [PDF]
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Who's in the 4th-Grade Reading Study? [PDF]
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Who's in the 4th and 8th - Grade Math and Science Study? [PDF]
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U.S. 4th Graders' Reading and Math Improved; Science Unchanged [PDF]
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Top Systems at Grade 4 [PDF]
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U.S. 8th Graders' Math and Science Unchanged [PDF]
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Top Systems at Grade 8 [PDF]
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7 Systems Had Higher Percentage at Advanced in 4th-Grade Math [PDF]
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11 Systems Had Higher Percentage at Advanced in 8th-Grade Math
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12 Systems Had Higer Percentage at Advanced in 8th-Grade Science [PDF]
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Next International Assessment Results [PDF]

Source of Information:
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011
The Progress In International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011

Additional Information:
NCES Statement on PIRLS 2011 and TIMSS 2011, December 11, 2012

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