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September 22, 2014

Report Shows Variation in How States Stack Up Against International Standards

A report from the American Institutes for Research shows widely varying gaps in expectations for learning between state measures and international benchmarks.

April 14, 2014

Merits of International Assessments

Henry Braun of Boston College concludes that the rich data generated by international large-scale assessments, in conjunction with other relevant evidence, provide unique insights that can challenge unmerited complacency and establish worthy benchmarks for educators and policymakers to aim for.

September 30, 2013

What High-Scoring Countries Do Right in Math, Reading, and Science

A new study analyzes key factors in schools, homes, and teacher practice that correlate with high achievement on the TIMSS and PIRLS exams of math, science and reading.

December 12, 2012

U.S. States Fare Well on Global Tests, But Not at 'Advanced' Tier

Florida and Massachusetts performed well compared with other countries and school systems on international reading, math, and science tests.

December 11, 2012

Engagement, Safety, Health Linked to Achievement in Global Data

Student engagement, students' perception of safety at school, and their health played a role in their performance on international tests.


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