High-Achieving Students in the U.S. and Other Countries



By Education Next 11/10/2010

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Paul Peterson and Marty West discuss a new study that examines how high-achieving math students in the U.S. trail those from other countries and what could be done to boost the percentage of high performers in the U.S.

For more on this topic, see “Teaching Math to the Talented,” by Eric A. Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Woessmann, which appears in the Winter 2010 issue of Education Next.

For further details, see the full report: “U.S. Math Performance in Global Perspective: How well does each state do at producing high-achieving students?