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December 6, 2016
NCES Statement on PISA 2015 – Overall, the results show no measurable change in U.S. 15-year-olds’ average scores in science or reading literacy between 2015 and any of the previous PISA cycles to which comparison can be made. Mathematics scores, however, have declined since 2009. Additionally, U.S. students scored below the OECD average score in mathematics literacy, but were not measurably different from the OECD average in science and reading literacy.

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