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ERIC Number: ED504634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 119
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-8 Countries: 2009. NCES 2009-039
Miller, David C.; Sen, Anindita; Malley, Lydia B.; Burns, Stephanie D.
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, the United Kingdom) that are among the world's most economically developed countries and among the United States' largest economic partners. The report draws on the most current information about education from four primary sources: the Indicators of National Education Systems (INES) at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS); the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA); and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Begun in 2002, the series is published on a biennial basis. Highlights are organized around the five major sections of the report: (1) Population and school enrollment; (2) Academic performance; (3) Context for learning; (4) Expenditure for education; and (5) Education Returns: Educational attainment and income. Two appendixes are included: (1) The Education Systems of the G-8 Countries; and (2) PIRLS 2006 Indicator Tables including Canadian Provincial Data. (Contains 29 footnotes, 48 figures, and 16 tables.) [For "Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-8 Countries: 2006," see ED498383.]
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: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Canada; France; Germany; Italy; Japan; Russia; United Kingdom; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
IES Funded: Yes