Is the U.S. Catching Up?

October 2012
Education Next;Fall2012, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p24
Academic Journal
The article offers estimates of learning gains over the period between 1995 and 2009 for 49 countries from most of the developed and some of the newly developing countries to determine whether the U.S. is reducing the international education gap. It highlights the gap between public school spending and student performance in the U.S. It relates the performance of U.S. students in 4th and 8th grade on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in math, reading and science.


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