How does your state compare internationally in math?

The GreatSchools Blog: How does your state compare internationally in math?

This study puts American achievement — at least in mathematics — in depressing perspective. It found that:

• Nationwide only 6% of our students perform at an advanced level in math, compared with 28% of Taiwanese students and more than 20% of students in Finland and Korea.

• Our highest-functioning state — Massachusetts — is comparable to Western European nations like Denmark and Germany.

• Low-performing states like Mississippi and New Mexico rank below recently war-torn Serbia with far poorer nations such as Chile and Thailand.

• California’s percentage of advanced math students hovers below 5% along with Portugal, Greece, and Turkey.

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