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Achievement Locally and Abroad

April 11, 2001 2 min read
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The charts below show how 8th graders in a number of U.S. school districts, consortia, and states stacked up against students throughout the United States and in other nations on the second administration of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study in 1999.

KEY
Scores significantly higher than the U.S.
Scores not significantly different from the U.S.
Scores significantly lower than the U.S.

Mathematics

Science

Singapore

604

Naperville School District 203, IL

584

Korea

587

Singapore

568

Hong Kong

582

First in the World Consortium, IL

565

Japan

579

Michigan Invitational Group

563

Naperville School District 203, IL

569

Academy School District No. 20, CO

559

First in the World Consortium, IL

560

Hungary

552

Belgium

558

Japan

550

Netherlands

540

Korea

549

Montgomery County, MD

537

Netherlands

545

Slovak Republic

534

Australia

540

Hungary

532

Czech Republic

539

Michigan Invitational Group

532

England

538

Canada

531

Belgium

535

Slovenia

530

Slovak Republic

535

Academy School District No. 20, CO

528

Canada

533

Russian Federation

526

Australia

525

Michigan

544

Project SMART Consortium, OH

521

SW Math/Science Collaborative, PA

543

Czech Republic

520

Project SMART Consortium, OH

539

Michigan

517

Oregon

536

SW Math/Science Collaborative, PA

517

Guilford County, NC

534

Texas

516

Indiana

534

Indiana

515

Massachusetts

533

Guilford County, NC

514

Slovenia

533

Oregon

514

Montgomery County, MD

531

Massachusetts

513

Hong Kong

530

Connecticut

512

Connecticut

529

Bulgaria

511

Pennsylvania

529

Illinois

509

Russian Federation

529

Pennsylvania

507

Idaho

526

Latvia

505

Missouri

523

South Carolina

502

Illinois

521

United States

502

Bulgaria

518

England

496

United States

515

Idaho

495

Freemont/Lincoln/WestSide Public Schools, NE

511

Maryland

495

South Carolina

511

North Carolina

495

New Zealand

510

New Zealand

491

Texas

509

Missouri

490

North Carolina

508

Freemont/Lincoln/WestSide Public Schools, NE

488

Maryland

506

Delaware Science Coalition, DE

479

Latvia

503

Jersey City Public Schools, NJ

475

Delaware Science Coalition, DE

500

Italy

493

Lithuania

482

Lithuania

488

Italy

479

Romania

472

Cyprus

476

Cyprus

460

Romania

472

Rochester City School District, NY

452

Chicago Public Schools, IL

462

Chicago Public Schools, IL

449

Rochester City School District, NY

444

Iran

448

Iran

422

Jersey City Public Schools, NJ

440

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, FL

421

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, FL

426

International Average of 23 Countries

521

International Average of 23 Countries

521

A version of this article appeared in the April 11, 2001 edition of Education Week as Achievement Locally and Abroad

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