Hong Kong’s Math Found More Difficult Than Massachusetts
Study examines 3rd grade standardized tests
A host of recent studies have examined how U.S. students’ mathematics skills compare against those of their foreign peers. Now, a new analysis probes a more precise question: How does the math covered in the highest-ranking American state stack up against that of a top-scoring international performer?
A study released last week finds that elementary students in Hong Kong are exposed to more difficult and complex math than pupils in Massachusetts, an elite scorer on national and international exams.
The analysis, published by the American Institutes for Research , in Washington, examines the math content of Hong Kong and Massachusetts by comparing the two jurisdictions’ standardized tests...
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