18 Sep 2014
What students are expected to learn in some states can vary greatly with what students are expected to learn in other states. This AIR study uses international benchmarking as a common metric to examine the variance in state performance standards, exposing a large gap in expectations between the states with the highest standards and the states with the lowest standards.
29 Jul 2009
A new international grading index that provides states, school districts and policymakers with a way to determine where their students rank in comparison with their peers around the world finds that U.S. elementary school students show average performance, at best, in mathematics and are widely outperformed by their counterparts in several Asian countries.
19 Sep 2014
This infographic shows the states that report the highest math proficiency rates based on state standards, as compared to the states with the highest math proficiency rates based on TIMSS, an international comparative study of the mathematics and science achievement of fourth- and eighth-graders.
- Comparing Proficiency Rates by State Performance Standards and TIMSS Internationally Common Standards
- Education Performance Standards Vary Widely Among States, In Some Cases by Several Grade Levels
- Proficient in One State May Not Mean Proficient in Another (Never Mind the Global Economy)
- International Benchmarking: State and National Education Performance Standards
- International Benchmarking: State Education Performance Standards