US math/science students perform well against counterparts in foreign countries, but Asian countries remain best performers

November 15, 2007

By hammersmith

[Source: Finfacts Team] — Students in most US states are performing as well as or better than most students in foreign countries in math and science, but the highest achieving states are still significantly below the highest achieving countries, according to a new study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The first-of-its-kind report provides a comparison of the mathematics and science skills of 8th-grade students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Department of Defense schools with those of their counterparts around the world. The report provides international benchmarks to help states see how their students are doing within an international context.