Missouri District Competes Against Nations
PISA Measures 15-Year-Olds on Math, Science, Reading
A suburban school district just outside St. Louis has become the latest in what appears to be a small pool of school systems to explore how their students stack up against international peers.
The 2,500-student Clayton district came out “first in the world in science and reading; second in the world in math,” in its words, based on the scores of its 15-year-olds on the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA .
But experts caution that the Missouri district’s claim isn’t quite that simple, as it’s based on comparing the results for one small, relatively affluent district with the averages...
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