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Title:  U.S. Performance Across International Assessments of Student Achievement: Special Supplement to The Condition of Education 2009
Description: This Special Supplement to The Condition of Education 2009 looks closely at information gathered from recent international studies that U.S. students have participated in: the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). It examines the performance of U.S. students in reading, mathematics, and science compared with the performance of their peers in other countries that participated in PIRLS, PISA, and TIMSS. It identifies which of these countries have outperformed the United States, in terms of students' average scores and the percentage of students reaching internationally benchmarked performance levels, and which countries have done so consistently. When possible, it examines trends in U.S. student performance.
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Cover Date: August 2009
Web Release: August 18, 2009
Print Release: August 18, 2009
Publication #: NCES 2009083
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Stephen Provasnik and Patrick Gonzales, NCES David Miller, American Institutes for Research
Type of Product: Compendium
Survey/Program Areas: Annual Reports Program (Annual)
International Activities Program (IAP)
Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)
Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Compendium, please contact:
Stephen Provasnik.