Archives by Tag 'international-assessments'

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. [...]

PISA: It’s Poverty Not Stupid

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

From The Principal Difference (publication of the National Association of Secondary School Principals) “There are three kinds of lies; lies, damn lies, and statistics.”-Mark Twain The release of the 2009 PISA results this past week has created quite a stir and has provided ample fodder for public school bashers and doomsayers who further their own [...]

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. 

TIMMS 2007: Mathematics and Science Achievement of U.S. Fourth- and Eighth-Grade Students in an International Context

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2023

The Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) compares student achievement to nations across the world. U.S. fourth- and eighth-graders both scored significantly above the international average. Moreover, there were significant improvements for both groups of students since the assessment was first given in 1995. Note that “the TIMSS mathematics assessment is designed along two [...]