US students lag peers in East Asia in math, science

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November 29, 2016
Washington Post    
Posted in News, PND News

"American students have strides to make when it comes to math and science, where they lag behind a solid block of East Asian countries, according to results released Tuesday from an international exam. ... Singapore topped the rankings, taking first place in both grades for math and science on the tests, known as the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, or TIMSS. The tests are administered every four years to a random sampling of students in dozens of countries. Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan also dominated the lists for each grade in both subjects. The United States placed 10th in fourth-grade science as well as in eighth-grade math. In eighth-grade science, the U.S. tied with Ireland in 10th place. It ranked 14th for fourth-grade math, just behind Portugal and Kazakhstan." (11/29/16)  


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