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ERIC Number: ED492050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 35
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
U.S. Student and Adult Performance on International Assessments of Educational Achievement. Findings from "The Condition of Education, 2006." NCES 2006-073
Lemke, Mariann; Gonzales, Patrick
National Center for Education Statistics
Currently, the United States participates in four international assessments: the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), which assesses reading performance in grade 4; the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which assesses the reading, mathematics, and science literacy of 15-year-olds; the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), which assesses mathematics and science performance in grades 4 and 8; and the Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL), which assesses the adult literacy and numeracy skills of 16- to 65-year-olds. Each international assessment measures one or more dimensions of the performance or ability of U.S. students or adults. Combined with data from national assessments, these international assessment data provide educators and policymakers with a more complete picture of educational achievement in the United States. This special analysis will present major findings from each of these assessments. The purpose of this special analysis is three-fold: (1) to discuss the similarities and differences in the countries participating in the assessments; (2) to report the most recent findings of these assessments; and (3) to compare the overall performance of students and adults in the United States with their peers in other countries. (Contains 10 tables, 2 figures, and 4 notes.) [For "The Condition of Education, 2006," see ED491909.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Reading); United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
IES Funded: Yes