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Document Number: 9066

Highlights from PISA 2009: Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Reading, Mathematics, and Science Literacy in an International Context - This report focuses on the performance of U.S. students in the major subject areas. Key finds from PISA 2009 include the following: (1) There was no measurable difference between the average score of U.S. students in reading literacy in 2000; (2) U.S. students' average scores in mathematics literacy were lower than the OECD average scores in 2003, 2006 and 2009; and (3) U.S. students scored lower than the OECD average in science literacy in 2006 and the 2009 scores for U.S. students was not measurable different from the 2009 OECD average. (NCES, December 2010)...

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