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Twelfth Grade Mathematics MATHEMATICS GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ACHIEVEMENT

NATIONS WITH AVERAGE SCORES SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN THE U.S.
NATIONAVERAGE
(NETHERLANDS)560
SWEDEN552
(DENMARK)547
SWITZERLAND 540
(ICELAND)534
(NORWAY)528
(FRANCE)523
NEW ZEALAND522
(AUSTRALIA)522
(CANADA)519
(AUSTRIA)518
(SLOVENIA)512
(GERMANY) 495
HUNGARY483

 

NATIONS WITH AVERAGE SCORES NOT SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT FROM THE U.S.
NATIONAVERAGE
(ITALY)476
(RUSSIAN FEDERATION)471
(LITHUANIA) 469
CZECH REPUBLIC466
(UNITED STATES) 461

 

NATIONS WITH AVERAGE SCORES SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN THE U.S.
NATIONAVERAGE
(CYPRUS)446
(SOUTH AFRICA)356

 

INTERNATIONAL AVERAGE= 500

SOURCE: Mullis et al. (1998). Mathematics and Science Achievement in the Final Year of Secondary School. Table 2.1. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.

NOTES: Nations not meeting international sampling and other guidelines are shown in parentheses.

http://www.ed.gov/inits/Math/12grade.html


Advanced Students: Twelfth Grade Results

AVERAGE ADVANCE MATHEMATICS PERFORMANCE OF ADVANCED MATHEMATICS STUDENTS

NATIONS WITH AVERAGE SCORES SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN THE U.S.
NATIONAVERAGE
FRANCE557
(RUSSIAN FEDERATION)542
SWITZERLAND 533
(AUSTRALIA)525
(DENMARK)522
(CYPRUS)518
(LITHUANIA) 516
GREECE 513
SWEDEN512
(CANADA)509
(SLOVENIA)475

 

NATIONS WITH AVERAGE SCORES NOT SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT FROM THE U.S.
NATIONAVERAGE
(ITALY)474
CZECH REPUBLIC469
(GERMANY) 465
(UNITED STATES) 442
(AUSTRIA)436

 

NATIONS WITH AVERAGE SCORES SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN THE U.S.
NATIONAVERAGE
NONE

 

INTERNATIONAL AVERAGE= 501

SOURCE: Mullis et al. (1998). Mathematics and Science Achievement in the Final Year of Secondary School. Table 5.1. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.

NOTES: Nations not meeting international sampling and other guidelines are shown in parentheses.

http://www.ed.gov/inits/Math/12grade2.html

 

 

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