Looking Comparatively at the System at a State, National, and International Level
This webpage provide three ways to compare:
You can see on a single page a combination of Figure 1 and Figure 2 from Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete?.
§ Figure 1 shows the “Class of 2011, Math Performance in a Global Perspective”
§ Figure 2 shows the “Class of 2011, Reading Performance in a Global Perspective”
The figure above combines Figure 1 and Figure 2 from Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete? I have sent an email request to the authors
to use their figures. If they do not agree, we will, of course, remove the link immediately.
Figure 1 and Figure 2 show how Texas ranks with other states and how the United States with others taking the PISA (Program on International Student Assessment). With both figures, the headings are made larger as are the labels for the U.S. Average internationally:
§ For Math, U.S. Average 32nd
§ For Reading, U.S. Average17th
The one addition to the figures is counting how Texas ranks with other states in the United States and creating these labels:
§ Texas 22nd in Math – 21 other states rank higher.
§ Texas 34th in Reading – 33 other states rank higher.
For articles making use of IES data including change over time, see the other links to Sources from this presentation.
You can find data at the United States Institute of Education Sciences (IES):
§ NCES International Activities Program, including several programs from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) to a Civics Education Survey (CivEd) - http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/international/
§ The Nation’s Report Card - http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/
§ National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) - http://nces.ed.gov/naal/
§ State data on 8th Grade Science, http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/stt2011/20124678.asp and then select the state you want from the map.
§ Average science scores of fourth- and eighth-grade students, by country: 2007 showing where the United States fits within the ranks, http://nces.ed.gov/timss/table07_3.asp
You can see the quick look at the top of this webpage or you can see the article have two ways to see how Texas ranks with other states and how the United States with others taking the PISA (Program on International Student Assessment):
Students Ready to Compete? By Paul E. Peterson, Carlos Xabel Lastra-Anadón,
Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann http://educationnext.org/are-u-s-students-ready-to-compete/ The article provides extensive explanation.
Fall 2011 / Vol. 11, No. 4
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