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

Friday, December 20, 2013 at 9:20 a.m. EST

Jack Buckley,commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, discusses statistics that show U.S. 15-year-old students scored below average in math and about average in science and reading - and their scores have been mostly flat in the last decade - when compared with their international peers.

Biography: Jack Buckley, commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics

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PRESENTATION [PDF]

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Program for International Student Assessment [PDF]
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Summary of U.S. PISA 2012 results [PDF]
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Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 [PDF]
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U.S. below OECD average in mathematics [PDF]
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Mathematics: 9 percent of U.S. 15-year-olds at highest proficiency levels [PDF]
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Mathematics: No measurable change between 2012 and previous years [PDF]
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U.S. not measurably different than OECD average in science [PDF]
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Science: No measurable change in average; increase at lower end [PDF]
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U.S. not measurably different from OECD average in reading [PDF]
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Reading: Decrease in scores at the high end; no other measurable changes [PDF]
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Reading: Gap by family socioeconomic background similar in U.S. and OECD Gender gap in both U.S. and OECD average [PDF]
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What can we learn from the top countries? [PDF]
     

Source of Information:

Recent release: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2014024, Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Link to a non-federal Web site

Additional Information:

American high school students slip in global education rankings, Fox News Link to a non-federal Web site

American 15-Year-Olds Lag, Mainly in Math, on International Standardized Tests, New York Times Link to a non-federal Web site

PISA Test Results For U.S. Students Are 'Sobering', NPR Link to a non-federal Web site

The Human Wealth of Nations, Wall Street Journal Link to a non-federal Web site

How U.S. students compare internationally, Washington Post Link to a non-federal Web site


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: December 30, 2013