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Minnesota student performance relative to international peers by subject, grade level, and selected student characteristics


Results

Minnesota was one of two states (Massachusetts being the other) that participated in the most recently released Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in 2007.

The following analysis used the International Data Explorer, a web-based data tool on the NCES website which allows users to produce their own statistical analyses online, to compare the results of Minnesota students with those of their peers around the world in mathematics and science at grades 4 and 8. Results are presented for average scores and percentage of students reaching the highest TIMSS international benchmark (the Advanced International Benchmark) for all students, as well as for the following subgroups of students: boys, girls, language minority students, and immigrant students. For more information about this analysis, see About This Analysis.

Results:

In mathematics at grade 4, five education systems (Hong Kong-China, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Massachussetts, and Japan) had higher average scores than Minnesota and three (Kazakhstan, Russian Fed., and England-UK) had average scores not measurably different from Minnesota. Three education systems (Singapore, Hong Kong-China, and Chinese Taipei) had higher percentages of fourth-graders reaching the Advanced International Benchmark than Minnesota. Among other grade 4 mathematics results:

-Grade 4 mathematics average scores and percentages of students reaching the Advanced International Benchmark were higher for language minority and immigrant students in Kazakhstan than in Minnesota, though the results for all students were not measurably different for Kazakhstan and Minnesota.

In mathematics at grade 8, six education systems (Chinese Taipei, Rep. of Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong-China, Japan, and Massachussetts) had higher average scores than Minnesota; the same set of education systems also had higher percentages of students reaching the Advanced International Benchmark than Minnesota. Among other grade 8 mathematics results:

-The average mathematics score of Minnesota 8th-grade immigrant students was higher than in all education systems except Singapore, Hong Kong-China, and three Canadian provinces (British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec).

In science at grade 4, two education systems (Singapore and Massachusetts) had higher average scores than Minnesota students and eight education systems (Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong-China, Japan, Russian Fed., Alberta-Ca., Latvia, England-UK, and the United States as a whole) had average scores that were not measurably different from Minnesota. Singapore was the only education system with a higher percentage of students reaching the Advanced International Benchmark than Minnesota. Among other grade 4 science results:

-In addition to Singapore and Massachusetts, six other education systems (Hong Kong-China, Kazakhstan, Ontario-Ca., Br. Columbia-Ca., Alberta-Ca., and Chinese Taipei) had higher average science scores for 4th-grade immigrant students.

In science at grade 8, five education systems (Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Massachusetts, Japan, and Rep. of Korea) had higher average scores than Minnesota; the same set of education systems, in addition to England-UK, had higher percentages of 8th-graders reaching the Advanced International Benchmark than Minnesota. Among other grade 8 science results:

-Among 8th-grade immigrant students, eight education systems (Singapore, Br. Columbia-Ca., Ontario-Ca., Hong Kong-China, Russian Fed., England-UK, Dubai-UAE, and Czech Rep.) had higher average scores than Minnesota.

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About the NCES International Data Explorer

The NCES International Data Explorer, a web-based data tool, enables users to quickly and easily produce tables, charts, and maps comparing the performance and educational contexts of students in the United States and countries around the world. The International Data Explorer is available at:

http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/international/IDE

About This Analysis

This analysis compares the TIMSS performance of Minnesota students in grades 4 and 8 with the performance of the United States as a whole, other countries and sub-national or non-national education systems that participated in TIMSS 2007, as well as the TIMSS Scale Average.

Comparisons are made on average scores in mathematics and science at grades 4 and 8 and on the percentage reaching the TIMSS Advanced International Benchmark. Those students reaching the Advanced International Benchmark achieved a TIMSS score of 625 or higher.

Comparisons are made for all students, boys, girls, language minority students (students who reported they spoke the language of the test at home "sometimes" or "never," as opposed to those students who reported speaking the test language at home "always" or "almost always"), and immigrant students (students who reported they were born outside of the country).

The TIMSS Scale Average is the mean score of participating countries in the first round of TIMSS (1995). TIMSS anchored its scale average in its first round in order to facilitate comparisons over time.

About the Data Sources

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an international comparative study of the mathematics and science achievement of fourth- and eighth-grade students. For more information on TIMSS, please visit: http://nces.ed.gov/TIMSS

Education systems participating in TIMSS 2007 included:

Grade 4: Alberta-Ca., Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Br. Columbia-Ca., Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Czech Rep., Denmark, Dubai-UAE, El Salvador, England-UK, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong-China, Hungary, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Massachusetts-USA, Minnesota-USA, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Ontario-Ca., Qatar, Quebec-Ca., Russian Fed., Scotland-UK, Singapore, Slovak Rep., Slovenia, Sweden, Tunisia, Ukraine, USA, Yemen

Grade 8: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Basque Co.-Sp., Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Br. Columbia-Ca., Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Rep., Dubai-UAE, Egypt, El Salvador, England-UK, Georgia, Ghana, Hong Kong-China, Hungary, Indonesia, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Rep. of Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Massachusetts-USA, Minnesota-USA, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Ontario-Ca., Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Qatar, Quebec-Ca., Romania, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Scotland-UK, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Syrian Arab Rep., Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA

Excel File Excel Version
All students Boys (50%) Girls (50%) Students who speak the test language at home sometimes or never (11%)1 Students not born in the country (15%)1
Minnesota average scores
554 557 551 494 492
Education systems higher than Minnesota
Hong Kong-Ch., Singapore, Ch. Taipei, Massachussetts-USA, Japan Hong Kong-Ch., Singapore, Ch. Taipei, Massachussetts-USA Hong Kong-Ch., Singapore, Ch. Taipei, Japan, Massachussetts-USA Singapore, Hong Kong-Ch., Kazakhstan, Ch. Taipei Singapore, Hong Kong-Ch., Kazakhstan, Ch. Taipei, Massachussetts-USA
Education systems not measurably different from Minnesota
Kazakhstan, Russian Fed., England-UK Japan, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Russian Fed., England-UK, Latvia Massachussetts-USA, Russian Fed., Latvia, Netherlands, Quebec-Ca., Lithuania, Ontario-Ca., Br. Columbia-Ca., Alberta-Ca., England-UK, USA, Australia, Germany, Armenia, Italy, Ukraine, Denmark, Slovenia, Austria, Sweden Netherlands, Armenia, Russian Fed., Ontario-Ca., Br. Columbia-Ca., Alberta-Ca., Denmark, Quebec-Ca., England-UK, Australia, Germany, Latvia, Italy, USA, Sweden, New Zealand
Education systems lower than Minnesota
Latvia, Netherlands, Lithuania, USA, Germany, Denmark, Quebec-Ca., Australia, Ontario-Ca., Hungary, Italy, Austria, Alberta-Ca., Br. Columbia-Ca., Sweden, Slovenia, Armenia, Slovak Rep., Scotland-UK, New Zealand, Czech Rep., Norway, Ukraine, Dubai-UAE, Georgia, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Algeria, Colombia, Morocco, El Salvador, Tunisia, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen England-UK, Russian Fed., Netherlands, Latvia, USA, Germany, Lithuania, Denmark, Quebec-Ca., Australia, Ontario-Ca., Italy, Austria, Hungary, Alberta-Ca., Br. Columbia-Ca., Sweden, Slovenia, Slovak Rep., Scotland-UK, Armenia, New Zealand, Czech Rep., Norway, Ukraine, Dubai-UAE, Georgia, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Algeria, Colombia, Morocco, El Salvador, Tunisia, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen Netherlands, Lithuania, USA, Denmark, Germany, Quebec-Ca., Australia, Ontario-Ca., Hungary, Armenia, Br. Columbia-Ca., Alberta-Ca., Sweden, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Slovak Rep., New Zealand, Scotland-UK, Czech Rep., Norway, Ukraine, Dubai-UAE, Georgia, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Algeria, Colombia, Morocco, Tunisia, Kuwait, El Salvador, Qatar, Yemen Czech Rep., Scotland-UK, New Zealand, Slovak Rep., Norway, Dubai-UAE, Hungary, Georgia, Algeria, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Morocco, Tunisia, Kuwait, Colombia, El Salvador, Qatar, Yemen Austria, Slovenia, Lithuania, Dubai-UAE, Norway, Czech Rep., Scotland-UK, Hungary, Ukraine, Slovak Rep., Islamic Rep. of Iran, Georgia, Algeria, Colombia, Morocco, El Salvador, Tunisia, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen
Percentage of Minnesota students reaching the Advanced International Benchmark
18% 20% 17% 6% 6%
Education systems higher than Minnesota
Singapore, Hong Kong-Ch., Ch. Taipei Hong Kong-Ch., Singapore, Ch. Taipei Singapore, Hong Kong-Ch. Singapore, Hong Kong-Ch., Kazakhstan, Ch. Taipei Singapore, Hong Kong-Ch., Kazakhstan
Education systems not measurably different from Minnesota
Japan, Massachussetts-USA, Kazakhstan, England-UK, Russian Fed. Massachussetts-USA, Japan, Kazakhstan, England-UK, Russian Fed. Ch. Taipei, Japan, Kazakhstan, Massachussetts-USA, Russian Fed., England-UK Russian Fed., Australia, Armenia, Massachussetts-USA, England-UK, Lithuania, Latvia, Italy, Br. Columbia-Ca., Quebec-Ca., Ontario-Ca., New Zealand, Netherlands, USA, Alberta-Ca., Germany, Hungary, Ukraine, Slovak Rep., Denmark, Sweden, Czech Rep. Armenia, Massachussetts-USA, Ch. Taipei, Australia, England-UK, Br. Columbia-Ca., New Zealand, Russian Fed., Italy, Latvia, Ontario-Ca., USA, Alberta-Ca., Quebec-Ca., Dubai-UAE, Netherlands, Denmark, Hungary, Lithuania, Germany, Slovak Rep., Sweden, Norway
Education systems lower than Minnesota
Latvia, USA, Lithuania, Hungary, Australia, Armenia, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Quebec-Ca., New Zealand, Slovak Rep., Br. Columbia-Ca., Ontario-Ca., Scotland-UK, Alberta-Ca., Slovenia, Austria, Sweden, Ukraine, Czech Rep., Dubai-UAE, Norway, Georgia, Algeria, Colombia, El Salvador, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Tunisia, Yemen USA, Latvia, Lithuania, Australia, Hungary, Denmark, Netherlands, Armenia, Germany, Italy, Quebec-Ca., New Zealand, Slovak Rep., Scotland-UK, Ontario-Ca., Br. Columbia-Ca., Slovenia, Alberta-Ca., Austria, Sweden, Czech Rep., Ukraine, Norway, Dubai-UAE, Georgia, Colombia, Algeria, El Salvador, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Tunisia, Yemen Latvia, Armenia, Lithuania, USA, Hungary, Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Quebec-Ca., Italy, New Zealand, Slovak Rep., Br. Columbia-Ca., Ontario-Ca., Scotland-UK, Alberta-Ca., Slovenia, Austria, Ukraine, Sweden, Dubai-UAE, Norway, Georgia, Czech Rep., Algeria, Colombia, El Salvador, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Tunisia, Yemen Dubai-UAE, Austria, Norway, Georgia, Scotland-UK, Slovenia, Algeria, Colombia, El Salvador, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Tunisia, Yemen Ukraine, Scotland-UK, Austria, Czech Rep., Algeria, Colombia, El Salvador, Georgia, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Slovenia, Tunisia, Yemen

1 Scores were not reported for Japan, as reporting standards were not met.

NOTE: The TIMSS scale average score is 500 with a standard deviation of 100. In the table, countries' education systems are in order of their respective scores. Countries' education systems participating in TIMSS 2007 at grade 4 include Alberta-Ca., Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Br. Columbia-Ca., Ch. Taipei, Colombia, Czech Rep., Denmark, Dubai-UAE, El Salvador, England-UK, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong-Ch., Hungary, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Massachusetts-USA, Minnesota-USA, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Ontario-Ca., Qatar, Quebec-Ca., Russian Fed., Scotland-UK, Singapore, Slovak Rep., Slovenia, Sweden, Tunisia, Ukraine, USA, Yemen.

SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2007.

Excel File Excel Version
All students Boys (48%) Girls (52%) Students who speak the test language at home sometimes or never (5%)1 Students not born in the country (7%)2
Minnesota average scores
532 535 531 488 486
Education systems higher than Minnesota
Ch. Taipei, Rep. of Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong-Ch., Japan, Massachussetts-USA Rep. of Korea, Ch. Taipei, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong-Ch., Massachussetts-USA Singapore, Ch. Taipei, Rep. of Korea, Hong Kong-Ch., Japan, Massachussetts-USA Singapore, Rep. of Korea, Ch. Taipei, Br. Columbia-Ca., Quebec-Ca. Singapore, Hong Kong-Ch., Br. Columbia-Ca., Ontario-Ca., Quebec-Ca.
Education systems not measurably different from Minnesota
Quebec-Ca. Quebec-Ca. Quebec-Ca. England-UK, Ontario-Ca., Japan, Hong Kong-Ch., Basque Co.-Sp., Russian Fed., Massachussetts-USA, Malaysia, Lithuania, Czech Rep., Armenia, Australia, Malta, USA, Ukraine, Dubai-UAE, Slovenia, Sweden Armenia, Russian Fed., Australia, Massachussetts-USA, Ch. Taipei, England-UK, Dubai-UAE, Czech Rep., USA, Hungary
Education systems lower than Minnesota
Ontario-Ca., Hungary, England-UK, Russian Fed., Br. Columbia-Ca., USA, Lithuania, Czech Rep., Slovenia, Armenia, Basque Co.-Sp., Australia, Sweden, Malta, Scotland-UK, Serbia, Italy, Malaysia, Norway, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Israel, Ukraine, Romania, Dubai-UAE, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon, Thailand, Turkey, Jordan, Tunisia, Georgia, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Bahrain, Indonesia, Syrian Arab Republic, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Colombia, Oman, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Botswana, Kuwait, El Salvador, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Qatar Ontario-Ca., Hungary, England-UK, Br. Columbia-Ca., USA, Russian Fed., Australia, Slovenia, Czech Rep., Lithuania, Basque Co.-Sp., Armenia, Sweden, Scotland-UK, Malta, Serbia, Italy, Malaysia, Norway, Israel, Dubai-UAE, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Lebanon, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Romania, Turkey, Tunisia, Thailand, Jordan, Georgia, Syrian Arab Republic, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Colombia, Indonesia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Bahrain, Botswana, El Salvador, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Oman, Kuwait, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Qatar Hungary, Russian Fed., Ontario-Ca., England-UK, Lithuania, USA, Br. Columbia-Ca., Czech Rep., Armenia, Slovenia, Basque Co.-Sp., Sweden, Serbia, Australia, Malta, Scotland-UK, Malaysia, Italy, Cyprus, Norway, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Israel, Dubai-UAE, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Thailand, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Bahrain, Georgia, Tunisia, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Indonesia, Oman, Egypt, Syrian Arab Republic, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Algeria, Morocco, Botswana, Colombia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, El Salvador, Qatar, Ghana Scotland-UK, Lebanon, Israel, Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Tunisia, Serbia, Jordan, Thailand, Romania, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Egypt, Indonesia, Georgia, Morocco, Algeria, Syrian Arab Republic, Oman, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Turkey, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Botswana, Kuwait, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Qatar, El Salvador Sweden, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Scotland-UK, Basque Co.-Sp., Slovenia, Lithuania, Norway, Israel, Malta, Malaysia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Bulgaria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Jordan, Romania, Bahrain, Georgia, Syrian Arab Republic, Egypt, Indonesia, Botswana, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Kuwait, Morocco, Colombia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, El Salvador, Qatar, Ghana
Percentage of Minnesota students reaching the Advanced International Benchmark
8% 9% 7% 2% 5%
Education systems higher than Minnesota
Ch. Taipei, Rep. of Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong-Ch., Japan, Massachussetts-USA Ch. Taipei, Rep. of Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong-Ch., Japan, Massachussetts-USA Ch. Taipei, Singapore, Rep. of Korea, Hong Kong-Ch., Japan, Massachussetts-USA Singapore, Ch. Taipei, Rep. of Korea, Japan, Hong Kong-Ch. Singapore, Hong Kong-Ch., Ch. Taipei, Br. Columbia-Ca, Ontario-Ca.
Education systems not measurably different from Minnesota
Hungary, England-UK, Russian Fed., Quebec-Ca., Lithuania, USA, Australia, Ontario-Ca., Armenia, Czech Rep., Turkey, Serbia, Br. Columbia-Ca. Hungary, England-UK, Quebec-Ca., Russian Fed., Australia, Ontario-Ca., USA, Lithuania, Br. Columbia-Ca., Malta, Czech Rep., Serbia, Armenia, Turkey, Slovenia, Israel Hungary, Russian Fed., Quebec-Ca., England-UK, Lithuania, Armenia, Czech Rep., USA, Turkey, Serbia, Australia England-UK, Australia, Ontario-Ca., Quebec-Ca., Br. Columbia-Ca., Massachussetts-USA, Armenia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Russian Fed., Czech Rep., Ukraine, Dubai-UAE, USA, Scotland-UK, Basque Co.-Sp., Israel, Jordan, Cyprus, Sweden, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Slovenia, Egypt, Lebanon, Thailand, Bahrain, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Botswana, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Kuwait, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia Armenia, England-UK, Australia, Quebec-Ca., Massachussetts-USA, Dubai-UAE, Hungary, Turkey, Russian Fed., Malta, USA, Lithuania, Scotland-UK, Israel, Czech Rep., Serbia, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Jordan, Cyprus, Basque Co.-Sp., Bulgaria, Italy, Lebanon, Ukraine, Bahrain, Botswana, Colombia, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia
Education systems lower than Minnesota
Malta, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Israel, Romania, Scotland-UK, Dubai-UAE, Thailand, Ukraine, Italy, Malaysia, Cyprus, Sweden, Basque Co.-Sp., Jordan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Lebanon, Georgia, Egypt, Algeria, Bahrain, Botswana, Colombia, El Salvador, Ghana, Indonesia, Kuwait, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia Scotland-UK, Bulgaria, Dubai-UAE, Romania, Ukraine, Basque Co.-Sp., Italy, Thailand, Sweden, Cyprus, Malaysia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jordan, Lebanon, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Georgia, Colombia, Egypt, Algeria, Bahrain, Botswana, El Salvador, Ghana, Indonesia, Kuwait, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia Romania, Ontario-Ca., Bulgaria, Br. Columbia-Ca., Malta, Slovenia, Dubai-UAE, Scotland-UK, Thailand, Israel, Malaysia, Cyprus, Ukraine, Italy, Sweden, Jordan, Basque Co.-Sp., Bosnia and Herzegovina, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Egypt, Georgia, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Lebanon, Algeria, Bahrain, Botswana, Colombia, El Salvador, Ghana, Indonesia, Kuwait, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia

† Not applicable. No countries in this category.

1 Scores were not reported for Hungary and Italy, as reporting standards were not met.

2 Scores were not reported for Algeria, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Japan, Rep. of Korea, and Thailand, as reporting standards were not met.

NOTE: The TIMSS scale average score is 500 with a standard deviation of 100. In the table, countries' education systems are in order of their respective scores. Countries' education systems participating in TIMSS 2007 at grade 8 include Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Basque Co.-Sp., Bosnia and Herzegovina, Br. Columbia-Ca., Botswana, Bulgaria, Ch. Taipei, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Rep., Dubai-UAE, Egypt, El Salvador, England-UK, Georgia, Ghana, Hong Kong-Ch., Hungary, Indonesia, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Rep. of Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Massachusetts-USA, Minnesota-USA, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Ontario-Ca., Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Qatar, Quebec-Ca., Romania, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Scotland-UK, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA.

SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2007.

Excel File Excel Version
All students Boys (50%) Girls (50%) Students who speak the test language at home sometimes or never (11%)1 Students not born in the country (15%)1
Minnesota average scores
551 554 549 485 477
Education systems higher than Minnesota
Singapore, Massachussetts-USA Singapore, Massachussetts-USA Singapore, Massachussetts-USA Singapore, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong-Ch., Ch. Taipei Singapore, Hong Kong-Ch., Massachussetts-USA, Kazakhstan, Ontario-Ca., Br. Columbia-Ca., Alberta-Ca., Ch. Taipei
Education systems not measurably different from Minnesota
Ch. Taipei, Hong Kong-Ch., Japan, Russian Fed., Alberta-Ca., Latvia, England-UK, USA Ch. Taipei, Hong Kong-Ch., Japan, Alberta-Ca., Russian Fed., Italy, USA, England-UK, Ontario-Ca. Ch. Taipei, Hong Kong-Ch., Japan, Russian Fed., Latvia, England-UK, Alberta-Ca., Br. Columbia-Ca., USA, Hungary, Kazakhstan Massachussetts-USA, Russian Fed., Ontario-Ca., Latvia, Alberta-Ca., Br. Columbia-Ca., Lithuania, Quebec-Ca., Netherlands, Italy, England-UK, Ukraine, Armenia, Czech Rep., Australia, USA, Slovenia, Hungary, Sweden, Slovak Rep., Austria, Scotland-UK, Germany, New Zealand, Denmark Russian Fed., Italy, Armenia, Australia, England-UK, Netherlands, Quebec-Ca., Denmark, Sweden, USA, Latvia, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, Dubai-UAE, Slovenia, Czech Rep., Hungary, Lithuania, Slovak Rep., Islamic Rep. of Iran
Education systems lower than Minnesota
Br. Columbia-Ca., Hungary, Ontario-Ca., Italy, Kazakhstan, Germany, Australia, Slovak Rep., Austria, Sweden, Netherlands, Slovenia, Quebec-Ca., Denmark, Czech Rep., Lithuania, New Zealand, Scotland-UK, Armenia, Norway, Ukraine, Dubai-UAE, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Georgia, Colombia, El Salvador, Algeria, Kuwait, Tunisia, Morocco, Qatar, Yemen Latvia, Hungary, Br. Columbia-Ca., Germany, Kazakhstan, Austria, Slovak Rep., Australia, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Slovenia, Czech Rep., Quebec-Ca., Lithuania, New Zealand, Scotland-UK, Norway, Armenia, Ukraine, Dubai-UAE, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Georgia, Colombia, El Salvador, Algeria, Kuwait, Tunisia, Morocco, Qatar, Yemen Ontario-Ca., Italy, Sweden, Australia, Slovak Rep., Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, Lithuania, Quebec-Ca., Denmark, Czech Rep., New Zealand, Scotland-UK, Armenia, Norway, Ukraine, Dubai-UAE, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Georgia, Colombia, El Salvador, Kuwait, Algeria, Tunisia, Qatar, Morocco, Yemen Dubai-UAE, Norway, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Georgia, Colombia, Kuwait, Algeria, El Salvador, Tunisia, Morocco, Qatar, Yemen Scotland-UK, Norway, Ukraine, Colombia, Georgia, El Salvador, Algeria, Kuwait, Tunisia, Qatar, Morocco, Yemen
Percentage of Minnesota students reaching the Advanced International Benchmark
17% 18% 16% 5% 4%
Education systems higher than Minnesota
Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore, Armenia, Hong Kong-Ch.
Education systems not measurably different from Minnesota
Massachussetts-USA, Ch. Taipei, Russian Fed., USA, England-UK, Hong Kong-Ch., Hungary Massachussetts-USA, Ch. Taipei, Russian Fed., USA, Hong Kong-Ch., Italy, Hungary, England-UK, Alberta-Ca., Ontario-Ca. Massachussetts-USA, Ch. Taipei, Russian Fed., England-UK, USA, Armenia, Hong Kong-Ch., Hungary, Japan, Italy, Alberta-Ca., Ontario-Ca. Kazakhstan, Armenia, Russian Fed., Ontario-Ca., Ch. Taipei, Italy, Br. Columbia-Ca., Massachussetts-USA, Hong Kong-Ch., Alberta-Ca., Australia, Latvia, England-UK, USA, Slovak Rep., Hungary, New Zealand, Quebec-Ca., Lithuania, Ukraine, Dubai-UAE, Czech Rep., Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Slovenia, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Morocco, Scotland-UK Massachusetts-USA, Br. Columbia-Ca., Ontario-Ca., Australia, Russian Fed., England-UK, Alberta-Ca., New Zealand, Ch. Taipei, Italy, Kazakhstan, Dubai-UAE, USA, Sweden, Slovak Rep., Hungary, Latvia, Czech Rep., Denmark, Quebec-Ca., Austria, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Germany, Slovenia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Scotland-UK, Ukraine, Norway, Algeria, Colombia, El Salvador, Georgia, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Tunisia, Yemen
Education systems lower than Minnesota
Italy, Japan, Alberta-Ca., Armenia, Ontario-Ca., Slovak Rep., Br. Columbia-Ca., Australia, Latvia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Austria, Sweden, New Zealand, Czech Rep., Denmark, Slovenia, Quebec-Ca., Dubai-UAE, Scotland-UK, Netherlands, Lithuania, Ukraine, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Colombia, Norway, Georgia, Algeria, El Salvador, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Tunisia, Yemen Japan, Australia, Slovak Rep., Germany, Austria, Armenia, Br. Columbia-Ca., Latvia, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Czech Rep., Sweden, Denmark, Slovenia, Quebec-Ca., Scotland-UK, Netherlands, Dubai-UAE, Lithuania, Ukraine, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Colombia, Norway, Georgia, El Salvador, Algeria, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Tunisia, Yemen Br. Columbia-Ca., Latvia, Slovak Rep., Kazakhstan, Australia, Sweden, Germany, New Zealand, Austria, Denmark, Slovenia, Czech Rep., Dubai-UAE, Quebec-Ca., Lithuania, Scotland-UK, Netherlands, Ukraine, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Norway, Algeria, Colombia, El Salvador, Georgia, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Tunisia, Yemen Algeria, Colombia, El Salvador, Georgia, Kuwait, Qatar, Tunisia, Yemen

† Not applicable. No countries in this category.

1 Scores were not reported for Japan, as reporting standards were not met.

NOTE: The TIMSS scale average score is 500 with a standard deviation of 100. In the table, countries' education systems are in order of their respective scores. Countries' education systems participating in TIMSS 2007 at grade 4 include Alberta-Ca., Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Br. Columbia-Ca., Ch. Taipei, Colombia, Czech Rep., Denmark, Dubai-UAE, El Salvador, England-UK, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong-Ch., Hungary, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Massachusetts-USA, Minnesota-USA, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Ontario-Ca., Qatar, Quebec-Ca., Russian Fed., Scotland-UK, Singapore, Slovak Rep., Slovenia, Sweden, Tunisia, Ukraine, USA, Yemen.

SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2007.

Excel File Excel Version
All students Boys (48%) Girls (52%) Students who speak the test language at home sometimes or never (5%)1 Students not born in the country (7%)2
Minnesota average scores
539 542 535 467 478
Education systems higher than Minnesota
Singapore, Ch. Taipei, Massachusetts-USA, Japan, Rep. of Korea Singapore, Ch. Taipei, Massachussetts-USA, Rep. of Korea, Japan Singapore, Ch. Taipei, Japan, Massachussetts-USA, Rep. of Korea Singapore, England-UK, Czech Rep., Ch. Taipei, Br. Columbia-Ca., Rep. of Korea, Japan Singapore, Br. Columbia-Ca., Ontario-Ca., Hong Kong-Ch., Russian Fed., England-UK, Dubai-UAE, Czech Rep.
Education systems not measurably different from Minnesota
England-UK, Hungary, Czech Rep., Slovenia, Hong Kong-Ch., Russian Fed. England-UK, Hungary, Czech Rep., Slovenia, Russian Fed., Ontario-Ca., Br. Columbia-Ca., Hong Kong-Ch. England-UK, Slovenia, Czech Rep., Hungary, Hong Kong-Ch., Russian Fed. Russian Fed., Ontario-Ca., Basque Co.-Sp., Massachussetts-USA, Lithuania, Quebec-Ca., Slovenia, Ukraine, Dubai-UAE, Australia, USA, Hong Kong-Ch., Jordan, Bahrain, Sweden, Malaysia, Israel, Tunisia, Armenia, Scotland-UK, Malta, Syrian Arab Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Thailand Australia, Armenia, Massachussetts-USA, Quebec-Ca., Hungary, Slovenia, Ch. Taipei, USA, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Lithuania, Scotland-UK, Basque Co.-Sp., Norway
Education systems lower than Minnesota
Ontario-Ca., Br. Columbia-Ca., USA, Lithuania, Australia, Sweden, Quebec-Ca., Basque Co.-Sp., Scotland-UK, Italy, Dubai-UAE, Armenia, Norway, Ukraine, Jordan, Malaysia, Thailand, Serbia, Bulgaria, Israel, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Malta, Turkey, Syrian Arab Republic, Cyprus, Tunisia, Indonesia, Oman, Georgia, Kuwait, Colombia, Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Saudi Arabia, Morocco, El Salvador, Botswana, Qatar, Ghana USA, Australia, Lithuania, Quebec-Ca., Sweden, Basque Co.-Sp., Italy, Scotland-UK, Ukraine, Norway, Armenia, Dubai-UAE, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Malaysia, Jordan, Bulgaria, Israel, Thailand, Malta, Romania, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Turkey, Cyprus, Bahrain, Colombia, Indonesia, Lebanon, Georgia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, El Salvador, Kuwait, Oman, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Saudi Arabia, Botswana, Ghana, Qatar Br. Columbia-Ca., Ontario-Ca., Lithuania, USA, Sweden, Australia, Quebec-Ca., Jordan, Bahrain, Dubai-UAE, Scotland-UK, Armenia, Italy, Basque Co.-Sp., Norway, Ukraine, Thailand, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Israel, Serbia, Romania, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta, Oman, Syrian Arab Republic, Kuwait, Tunisia, Georgia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Egypt, Lebanon, Algeria, Morocco, Colombia, El Salvador, Botswana, Qatar, Ghana Oman, Norway, Indonesia, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Kuwait, Cyprus, Egypt, Bulgaria, Romania, Lebanon, Serbia, Morocco, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Georgia, Turkey, Colombia, Botswana, El Salvador, Ghana, Qatar Israel, Serbia, Bahrain, Jordan, Turkey, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Tunisia, Ukraine, Syrian Arab Republic, Malta, Romania, Malaysia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Indonesia, Georgia, Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Colombia, Morocco, El Salvador, Botswana, Qatar, Ghana
Percentage of Minnesota students reaching the Advanced International Benchmark
11% 12% 9% 1% 5%
Education systems higher than Minnesota
Singapore, Ch. Taipei, Massachussetts-USA, Japan, England-UK, Rep. of Korea Singapore, Ch. Taipei, Massachussetts-USA, Rep. of Korea, Japan Singapore, Ch. Taipei, Massachussetts-USA, Japan, England-UK, Rep. of Korea Singapore, England-UK, Ch. Taipei, Massachussetts-USA, Ontario-Ca., Rep. of Korea, Malaysia, Malta Singapore, Armenia, England-UK
Education systems not measurably different from Minnesota
Hungary, Czech Rep., Slovenia, Russian Fed., Hong Kong-Ch., USA, Armenia, Australia, Lithuania, Ontario-Ca., Br. Columbia-Ca. England-UK, Hungary, Czech Rep., Slovenia, Russian Fed., Hong Kong-Ch., USA, Australia, Ontario-Ca., Lithuania, Br. Columbia-Ca., Armenia, Dubai-UAE Czech Rep., Hungary, Slovenia, Russian Fed., Armenia, Hong Kong-Ch., USA, Lithuania, Jordan, Dubai-UAE, Sweden, Ontario-Ca., Australia, Bulgaria Australia, Japan, Russian Fed., Czech Rep., Br. Columbia-Ca., Quebec-Ca., Israel, Armenia, Jordan, Dubai-UAE, Lithuania, Hong Kong-Ch., Sweden, Ukraine, Basque Co.-Sp., Scotland-UK, USA, Slovenia, Bahrain, Romania, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Thailand, Lebanon, Oman, Egypt, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Turkey, Algeria, Botswana, Colombia, Cyprus, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kuwait, Morocco, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia Australia, Hungary, Br. Columbia-Ca., Dubai-UAE, Ontario-Ca., Massachussetts-USA, Ch. Taipei, Hong Kong-Ch., Russian Fed., Slovenia, Scotland-UK, Czech Rep., Malta, USA, Quebec-Ca., Turkey, Lithuania, Sweden, Jordan, Bahrain, Israel, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Basque Co.-Sp., Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Oman, Norway, Cyprus, Ukraine, Serbia, Romania, Lebanon, Botswana, Colombia, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia
Education systems lower than Minnesota
Sweden, Dubai-UAE, Jordan, Malta, Bulgaria, Scotland-UK, Israel, Quebec-Ca., Italy, Turkey, Ukraine, Thailand, Malaysia, Basque Co.-Sp., Islamic Rep. of Iran, Bahrain, Serbia, Romania, Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, Egypt, Oman, Colombia, Algeria, Botswana, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia Sweden, Malta, Scotland-UK, Quebec-Ca., Israel, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Italy, Basque Co.-Sp., Turkey, Jordan, Malaysia, Thailand, Serbia, Norway, Romania, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bahrain, Cyprus, Lebanon, Colombia, Syrian Arab Republic, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Egypt, Algeria, Botswana, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia Br. Columbia-Ca., Malta, Israel, Scotland-UK, Thailand, Bahrain, Italy, Turkey, Malaysia, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Ukraine, Quebec-Ca., Serbia, Romania, Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Basque Co.-Sp., Norway, Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon, Oman, Egypt, Kuwait, Syrian Arab Republic, Algeria, Botswana, Colombia, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia

† Not applicable. No countries in this category.

1 Scores were not reported for Hungary and Italy, as reporting standards were not met.

2 Scores were not reported for Algeria, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Japan, Rep. of Korea, and Thailand, as reporting standards were not met.

NOTE: The TIMSS scale average score is 500 with a standard deviation of 100. In the table, countries' education systems are in order of their respective scores. Countries' education systems participating in TIMSS 2007 at grade 8 include Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Basque Co.-Sp., Bosnia and Herzegovina, Br. Columbia-Ca., Botswana, Bulgaria, Ch. Taipei, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Rep., Dubai-UAE, Egypt, El Salvador, England-UK, Georgia, Ghana, Hong Kong-Ch., Hungary, Indonesia, Islamic Rep. of Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Rep. of Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Massachusetts-USA, Minnesota-USA, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Ontario-Ca., Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Qatar, Quebec-Ca., Romania, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Scotland-UK, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA.

SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2007.


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