Tuesday, December 07, 2010


Teens in U.S. Rank 25th on Math Test, Trail in Science, Reading - Bloomberg: "Fifteen-year-old students in the U.S. ranked 25th of 34 countries on an international math test and scored in the middle of the pack in science and reading, raising concerns the U.S. isn’t prepared to succeed in the global economy.

Teenagers from South Korea and Finland led in almost all academic categories on the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment, according to the Paris-based Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, which represents 34 countries. U.S. students ranked 17th in science and 14th in reading. The U.S. government considers the OECD test one of the most comprehensive measures of international achievement."

1 comment:

Richard R. said...

Yes, but I bet they can text faster and use a smart phone as skillfully as anyone... sigh.