High-Achieving Math Students in the U.S. and Abroad



By Education Next 11/10/2010

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Paul Peterson and Eric Hanushek discuss their new study, which looks at how well the U.S. (and each individual state) is doing at producing high-achieving math students, as compared to other countries. The answer: not very well!

For more, please read “Teaching Math to the Talented,” which will appear in the Winter 2011 issue of Education Next and is now available online.

On November 10, 2010 at 12:30 pm, a webinar will take place at which the authors will discuss the study at greater length.




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  • Bing Jou says:

    Dr. Stephen Krashen said that some coutries, that he does not name, exclude students of poverty from testing and the USA includes all, thus resulting higher scores for other coutries. When you conducted the tests have you found that argument is valid?

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