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International Comparisons - Introduction

Male teacher and students

The indicators in this chapter of The Condition of Education compare the United States education system to the education systems in other countries. The indicators examine educational attainment, education expenditures, and student performance on international assessments in reading, mathematics, and science. The indicators focus on comparison to other countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and include supplemental data from other countries when available.