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International Scorecard: Are U.S. Kids Keeping Pace in Science?

By State of the USA
June 15, 2010

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The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study measures students' grasp of science concepts and skills in participating countries and jurisdictions. Assessments are administered every four years in the fourth and eighth grades.

Countries and jurisdictions that chose to participate in the 2007 TIMSS, the most recent assessment, 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 Math Achievement

International Eighth-Grade
Science 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
x11Singapore
32618093.9
x6Taiwan
25608395.9
x26Japan
17.9558596.9
x36England
17487994
x9South Korea
17.85485.997.9
x33Hungary
134680.996
x40Czech Republic
11.8448297.8
x10Slovenia
11.945.98197
x15Russia
11417695
x33Hong Kong
10.945.87792.9
x1United States
103871.992.8
x49Armenia
8235583
x48Australia
8.8337192
x22Lithuania
8.9367293
x8Sweden
6326991
x25Jordan
5.826.85679
x18.9Malta
5214871.9
x43.9Bulgaria
5.822.851.876.9
x18Scotland
5.926.96187.9
x28Israel
5.6215175
x27.9Italy
4246288
x3Turkey
3164071
x2Ukraine
3.922.95885
x5Thailand
3.717.848.980.8
x19Malaysia
3.8185080.9
x29Iran
214.84176.8
x46Bahrain
2.817.94978
x12Serbia
2.716.951.981
x16Romania
2.616.84677.9
x18.5Norway
2.92058.987
x45Bosnia and Herzegovina
2.514.94780
x40Cyprus
1.9124274
x17.1Palestinian Authority
1.79.82854
x23Lebanon
1.58.828.855.9
x7Syria
1.89.93976
x38.1Egypt
1.372755.8
x18Oman
1.68.93261.9
x43Colombia
14.72259
x24Kuwait
0.9628.960
x35.1Georgia
0.8527.861
x31Indonesia
0.64.827.965
x4Tunisia
0.84.93177
x14Saudi Arabia
0.52.91852
x17Qatar
0.32.71129
x35Ghana
01.7619
x38El Salvador
0.11.811.942
x44Botswana
0.42.811.835
x50Algeria
0.21.91455
x xInternational Median
3 17 49 78

International Fourth-Grade
Science 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
x10Singapore
366888.896.9
x6Taiwan
1955.886.997.9
x12Russia
16498296.8
x3United States
1547.878.994.9
x30England
14488195.9
x27Hong Kong
14.955.988.998.9
x26Hungary
13.947.778.793.9
x23Italy
1344.878.894.8
x22Japan
12.95186.897.8
x37Armenia
122752.877
x9Slovak Republic
11427592
x36Australia
1041.876.793.8
x19Latvia
10.947.98498.8
x28Germany
10.741.976.894.7
xKazakhstan
10.844.979.895.8
x35Austria
93976.693.7
x7Sweden
8.93776.995.7
x15New Zealand
83265.887
x33Czech Republic
73372.893.4
x32Denmark
7.93572.993.5
x8Slovenia
63674.893.6
x11Scotland
42665.990
x16Neatherlands
4.93479.997.7
x18Lithuania
33074.995.6
x4Ukraine
2.917.852.982
x24Iran
2123665
x14Norway
1.917.95484
x34Colombia
1.862251
x29Georgia
152659
x31El Salvador
0.94.91847
x20Kuwait
0.84.81637
x17Morocco
0.52.8921
x38Algeria
0.62.91133
x5Tunisia
0.731432
x13Qatar
0.32.7823
x2Yemen
0028
x International Median
7 34 74 93
Staff contributors: Michael Corones, Noah Goodman

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