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ERIC Number: ED497792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 92
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-8 Countries: 2006. NCES 2007-006
Miller, David C.; Sen, Anindita; Malley, Lydia B.
National Center for Education Statistics
This report describes how the education system in the United States compares with education systems in the other Group of Eight (G-8) countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom. The report draws on the most current information about education from three primary sources: the Indicators of National Education Systems (INES) project; the 2003 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA 2003); and the 2003 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS 2003). Findings are organized around five major sections: (1) Population and School Enrollment (Youth Population, Enrollment in Formal Education, Foreign Students in Postsecondary Education); (2) Academic Performance (Fourth-Grade Mathematics and Science Performance, Performance in Mathematics Literacy among 15-Year-Old Students, Relationship between Reading and Mathematics Achievement); (3) Context for Learning (Mathematics Learning, Teacher Professional Development in Mathematics and Science, School Principals' Uses for Assessments); (4) Expenditure for Education (Public School Teachers' Salaries, Expenditure for Education); and (5) Education Returns: Educational Attainment and Income. An appendix presents: The Education Systems of the G-8 Countries. (Contains 38 figures and 5 tables.)
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; France; Germany; Italy; Japan; Russia; United Kingdom; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
IES Funded: Yes