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Where the U.S. Ranks Internationally in Reading, Math, and Science

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Table 3
Where the U.S. Ranks Internationally in Math, Science, and Reading

Comparison of U.S. to Participating Countries

Math

 Science  

 Reading   

TIMSS
2003 

PISA 2003 

ALL
2003
(numeracy) 

TIMSS
2003  

 PISA 2003

PIRLS 2001 

PISA 2000 

ALL
2003 (prose      literacy) 

ALL
2003
(document literacy) 

4th grade

8th grade

Age 15

Ages
16-65

4th grade

8th grade

Age 15

4th grade

Age 15

Ages
16-65

Ages
16-65

No. scoring above U.S. All participating

11

9

20

3

7

15

3

3

4

4

G8 only

3

1

3

1

1

1

4

1

1

1

1

No. scoring same as U.S. All participating

10 

10 

19 

G8 only

0

 2

 0

 2 

5

 0 

0

No. scoring below U.S. All participating

13 

 25

 6

 1

 16

 33

 3

 23

 5

 1

 1

G8 only

 1

 1

 2

 1

 1

 2

 0

 2

 1

 1

1



This summary is based on a document written by Jim Hull, policy analyst, Center for Public Education.

Posted: January 17, 2007

© 2007 Center for Public Education
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