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Review of U.S. Math Performance in Global Perspective

By admin - Last updated: Monday, January 17, 2023

The report U.S. Math Performance in Global Perspective: How Well Does Each State Do at Producing High-Achieving Students? suggests that the United States ranks behind most of its industrialized competitors in the mathematics performance of high achievers. Moreover, most states performed closer to developing countries than developed countries. However, in a review of the report, Dr. [...]

Another Look at PISA

By admin - Last updated: Thursday, January 6, 2023

Letter published in Education Week (January 4, 2023) from Diane Ravitch to to Deborah Meier Dear Deborah, I have been fascinated by the continuing commentary and controversy about the results of the international tests of reading, mathematics, and science known as PISA (the Program for International Student Assessment). President Barack Obama and Secretary Arne Duncan [...]

Performance on PISA 2009

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, December 7, 2022

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is carried out by the nations of the OECD to assess what 15 year-olds have learned, both inside and out of school. Students performed better on the 2009 assessment than on the 2006 assessment. However, they continued to perform significantly below the international average for industrialized nation. 

2009 Nation's Report Card: Mathematics Grade 12

By admin - Last updated: Thursday, November 18, 2022

This report presents results of the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for grade 12. In mathematics, the overall average score was 3 points higher in 2009 than in 2005. There was no significant change from 2005 in the mathematics score gaps between White and Black students or between White and Hispanic students. Click [...]

2009 Nation's Report Card: Mathematics Grades 4 and 8

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, October 26, 2022

Student performance at grades 4 and 8 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also know as “The Nation’s Report Card,” has shown steady gains since 1990, although fourth-grade performance leveled off in 2009. Click here to read the full report.