Poor Ranking on International Test Misleading About U.S. Student Performance, Stanford Researcher Finds

A comprehensive analysis of international tests by Stanford and the Economic Policy Institute shows that U.S. schools aren't being outpaced by international competition.

BY JONATHAN RABINOVITZ

Socioeconomic inequality among U.S. students skews international comparisons of test scores, finds a new report released today by the Stanford Graduate School of Education and the Economic Policy Institute. When differences in countries' social class compositions are adequately taken into account, the performance of U.S. students in relation to students in other countries improves markedly.

Read full article at http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/january/test-scores-ranking-011513.html.



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