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Exam Results Reveal US Students Are Still Behind in Several Areas

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Exam Results Reveal US Students Are Still Behind in Several Areas

Exam Results Reveal US Students Are Still Behind in Several Areas.

The results of the Program for International Student Assessment were published Tuesday.

Administered to 15-year-olds in 79 countries, the test measures academic performance in a range of areas.

The results reveal that U.S. students continue to fall behind students in Europe and East Asia in math, science and reading.

It also found an increasing disparity among U.S. students between those with a high performance and those who perform poorly.

An associate commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics referred to the results as "telling.".

Others in academia cautioned that "these test scores are not a pure measure of students’ ability, knowledge and learning.”.

The U.S. ranked 8th in reading, 11th in science and 30th in mathematics

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