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.
- 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
- It’s Time for States to Stop Overstating Student Proficiency