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Can U.S. students catch Asia in science, math?

The Mercury News – Sharon Noguchi

“Except for one blip among eighth-graders, U.S. students held steady in math and science but still lag significantly behind the top tier of East Asian countries, according to international test scores released Tuesday. On tests administered last fall, students in Singapore outscored other countries in both science and math. Clustered toward the top in math, near Singapore’s 618 points for fourth-graders and 621 points for eighth-graders, were South Korea, Taipei in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan, and in science also the Russian Federation and Slovenia.”(more)

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