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Journal Article

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5-1-2005

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Copyright Phi Delta Kappa International. Reprinted from Phi Delta Kappan, Volume 86, Issue 9, May 2005, pages 688-695.

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Abstract

The results of international assessments of student achievement are far more nuanced than the headlines lead us to believe. Having examined six comparisons of performance — in various subjects and at various levels — by students in the U.S. and other industrialized nations, Mr. Boe and Ms. Shin conclude that the dire pronouncements about America’s standing are greatly exaggerated.

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Date Posted: 04 April 2006