Tuesday, December 07, 2010

China Scores Light Years Ahead of USA in Reading, Science, Math

As usual, the USA is far behind:

Chinese schoolchildren have trounced students from other countries on an international education test, reports the New York Times. The 5,100 15-year-olds from Shanghai, who were chosen to give an accurate representation of students across the city, came out on top against other nations in science, reading, and math. The United States, by contrast, placed 23rd in science, 17th in reading, and 31st in math. The test, called the Program for International Student Assessment, is administered to students in 65 countries across the globe by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Results of a global education survey today show U.S. high school students come in a dispiriting 26th out of 65 places worldwide in combined scores for math, science and reading tests.

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