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Title:  Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-8 Countries: 2009
Description: This report describes how the education system in the United States compares with education systems in the other G-8 countries--Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom. Twenty-seven indicators are organized in five sections: (1) population and school enrollment; (2) academic performance (including subsections for reading, mathematics, and science); (3) context for learning; (4) expenditure for education; and (5) education returns: educational attainment and income. This report draws on the most current information about education from four primary sources: the Indicators of National Education Systems (INES) at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 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).
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Cover Date: March 2009
Web Release: March 25, 2009
Publication #: NCES 2009039
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: David C. Miller, Anindita Sen, Lydia B. Malley, and Stephanie D. Burns
Type of Product: Compendium
Survey/Program Areas: International Activities Program (IAP)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Compendium, please contact:
Dana Kelly Springer.
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