US students continue to lag in math, as Singapore leads global survey

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Students in Singapore are the world’s top performers in math, science, and reading, according to an international education survey released today, as teenagers in many East Asian countries continue to out-perform those in other parts of the world. US students performed at average levels in science and reading, compared with other developed countries, but they continue to lag in math, according to the survey.

The findings were announced today with the release of the Program for International Assessment (PISA) report, a survey of 540,000 15-year-old students in 72 countries and economic zones. The survey is administered every three years by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an international body comprised…

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