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ERIC Number: ED498383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 92
Abstractor: ERIC
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. The G-8 countries--Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States--are among the world's most economically developed countries. Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-8 Countries: 2006 draws on the most current information about education from three primary sources: the Indicators of National Education Systems (INES) project, conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); the 2003 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA 2003), also conducted by the OECD; and the 2003 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS 2003), conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). Begun in 2002, the series is published on a biennial basis. The report begins with a summary section that highlights key findings; it then presents 20 indicators that compare different aspects of the education system in the United States to education systems in other G-8 countries. The indicators are organized into the following sections: (1) population and school enrollment; (2) academic performance; (3) context for learning; (4) expenditure for education; and (5) education returns: educational attainment and income (includes breakdowns by gender and field of study). Each indicator is presented in a two-page format. The first page presents key findings that highlight how the United States compares with its G-8 peers (with data available) on the indicator. The key findings are followed by a short section that defines the indicator and describes key features of the methodology used to produce it. The second page presents graphical depictions of the data that support the key findings. These tables and/or figures also include the specific data source for the indicator and more detailed notes on interpreting the data. An appendix presents: "The Education Systems of the G-8 Countries." (Contains 5 tables and 38 figures.)
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 - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 8; Postsecondary Education; Secondary 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