|Education system||Advanced mathematics coverage index1||Percentage of students reaching each international benchmark|
|Advanced (625)||s.e.||High (550)||s.e.||Intermediate (475)||s.e.|
† Not applicable.
*p < .05. Percentage is significantly different from the U.S. percentage at the same benchmark at the .05 level of statistical significance.
1 The advanced mathematics coverage index is the percentage of the corresponding age cohort covered by students in their final year of secondary school who have taken or are taking advanced mathematics courses. The corresponding age cohort is determined for education systems individually. In the United States, the corresponding age cohort is considered 18-year-olds. For additional details, see the Technical Notes available at http://nces.ed.gov/timss/timss15technotes.asp.
2 Intensive courses are advanced mathematics courses that involve 6 or more hours per week. Results for students in these courses are reported separately from the results for other students from the Russian Federation taking courses that involve 4.5 hours per week.
3 Did not satisfy guidelines for sample participation rates.
4 Met guidelines for sample participation rates only after replacement schools were included.
NOTE: Education systems are ordered by the percentage of students reaching the Advanced international benchmark. The international median represents all participating TIMSS Advanced education systems, including the United States. Standard error is abbreviated as s.e.
SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) Advanced, 2015.
|Russian Federation (intensive courses)2||1.9||20||*||2.4||48||*||3.2||75||*||3.0|