American Math Achievement

12 Nov

Stanford study: American math achievement trails most industrialized nations

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The U.S. — and California — have very heterogeneous populations, which have been blamed on lowering academic performance.
So the researchers also examined two U.S. subgroups conventionally thought to be well-prepared for school: white students and students from college-educated families.
White American students were outscored by all students from 24 other nations. In California, only 7 percent of white students are high achievers — roughly the same percentage as all Lithuanian students.
Even children of college-educated parents don’t measure up particularly well. When compared with all students in the other countries, this advantaged segment of the U.S. population was outranked by students in 16 other countries.
“It is not a story of immigrant or minority students hiding the strong performance of better-prepared students,” according to the report.

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