The Condition of Education 2014

Elementary and Secondary Education

International Assessments

Among 15-year-old students, 29 education systems had higher average scores than the United States in mathematics literacy, 22 had higher average scores in science literacy, and 19 had higher average scores in reading literacy, according to the 2012 Program in International Student Assessment (PISA).

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Average scores of 15-year-old U.S. students on PISA mathematics, science, and reading literacy scales: 2012

SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).