Mathematics Scores for 4th and 8th Grade Students by Country
How did U.S. fourth- and eighth-graders perform in mathematics in 2003?
- In 2003, U.S. fourth-grade students scored 518, on average, in mathematics, exceeding the international average of 495. U.S. fourth-graders outperformed their peers in 13 of the other 24 participating countries, and performed lower than their peers in 11 countries.
- In comparison to students in the other 10 Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) member countries participating in the fourth-grade TIMSS assessment, U.S. fourth-graders outperformed their peers in mathematics in 5 countries (Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, and Scotland) and were outperformed by their peers in the other 5 countries (Belgium-Flemish, England, Hungary, Japan, and the Netherlands).
|Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region)||575|
|Moldova, Republic of||504|
|Iran, Islamic Republic of||389|
Reprinted with the permission of the National Center for Education Statistics.
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