Document Number: 10956 U.S. States in a Global Context: Results from the 2011 NAEP-TIMSS Linking Study - Extensively covered in the press, this report compares individual states' math and science scores with 47 different countries so readers can see how their state stacks up. Using results from the 2011 U.S. National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) tests from the same year, researchers constructed easy-to-follow charts mixing countries and states. In mathematics for example, they show that the highest-scoring U.S. state, Massachusetts outscored 42 of 47 participating international education systems. (Institute of Education Sciences, October 2013)...
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