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How Do U.S. Students Compare Internationally in Math?

By State of the USA
June 18, 2010

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The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study measures students' grasp of math concepts and skills in participating countries and jurisdictions every four years, with the next international assessment set for the coming school year.

Assessments are administered in the fourth and eighth grades. Countries and jurisdictions that chose to participate in the 2007 TIMSS are included below. Results are reported using four benchmarks -- advanced, high, intermediate and low. Compare percentages of students scoring at or above each benchmark for 2007.

Related: International Science Achievement

International Eighth-Grade
Math Achievment (2007)


dummy, doesn't publish Country
or
Jurisdiction
% at or Above
Advanced
% at or Above
High
% at or Above
Intermediate
% at or Above
Low
x41Taiwan
4571.88695
x24South Korea
40.971.99098
x8Singapore
40.8708897.9
x32Hong Kong
31648594
x26Japan
26618797.8
x31Hungary
103669.991.9
x35England
8.93569.890.9
x12Russia
8.8336891.8
x.5United States
6.9316792.9
x21Lithuania
6.83065.890.8
x47Armenia
6.7276388
x38Czech Republic
6.626.96692.8
x46Australia
6.524.96189
x19Malta
5.926.860.883.9
x9Serbia
5.824.857.883.8
x2Turkey
5.715.73359
x7Slovenia
4.92565.992.7
x10Scotland
4.82357.985.9
x42Bulgaria
4.720.84974.9
x13Romania
4.620.746.773
x28Israel
4.51948.775.9
x27Italy
3.917.95485.8
x1Ukraine
3.815.946.976
x4Thailand
3.7123466
x6Sweden
2.920.960.990.7
x20Malaysia
2.8185082
x39Cyprus
2.717.848.878
x25Jordan
1.911.83561.9
x44Bosnia and Herzegovina
1.810.94277
x22Lebanon
1.710.83674.8
x34Georgia
1.672656
x37Egypt
1.55.921.847.9
x29Iran
1.45.82051
x17Norway
0.9911.948.985.7
x30Indonesia
0.98419.848
x3Tunisia
0.973.921.961.8
x45Bahrain
0.963.819.949
x5Syria
0.953.71747.8
x15Palestinian Authority
0.943.61539.9
x16Oman
0.932.91441.9
x40Colombia
0.922.81139.8
x18Morocco
0.911.91341.8
x43Botswana
0.91.87.832
x48Algeria
0.890.97.941.7
x23Kuwait
0.880.8629
x33Ghana
0.870.74.917
x14Qatar
0.860.64.816
x36El Salvador
0.850.53.720
x11Saudi Arabia
0.840.43.618
xInternational Median
2154675

International Fourth-Grade
Math Achievment (2007)


dummy, doesn't publish Country
or
Jurisdiction
% at or Above
Advanced
% at or Above
High
% at or Above
Intermediate
% at or Above
Low
x8Singapore
417492.898.9
x24Hong Kong
408197100
x32Taiwan
246692.999
x20Japan
23618998.8
x19Kazakhstan
195281.895.9
x10Russia
16.948.981.795.8
x27England
16.848.87994.9
x17Latvia
114481.997
x16Lithuania
10.942.877.894.8
x2United States
10.84077.995.7
x34Australia
9.935.97191.9
x23Hungary
9.835.867.688.9
x35Armenia
8286087
x14Netherlands
7.942.98498.7
x29Denmark
7.8367695.6
x25Germany
6.9377896
x21Italy
6.82967.891.8
x7Slovak Republic
5.926.76388.8
x13New Zealand
5.726.66185
x9Scotland
425.86288.7
x33Austria
3.926.96993.9
x6Slovenia
3.825.967.992
x5Sweden
3.7246893.8
x30Czech Republic
2.9195988.6
x3Ukraine
2.8175079
x12Norway
2.7155283
x26Georgia
1103567
x22Iran
0.932053
x36Algeria
0.82.91441
x31Colombia
0.72.89.931
x15Morocco
0.62.79.726
x4Tunisia
0.91.99.828
x28El Slavador
0.81.8622
x18Kuwait
0.70.9521
x11Qatar
0.60.8213
x1Yemen
0.50.716
xInternational Median
5266790
Staff contributors: Michael Corones, Noah Goodman

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