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Bracey, Gerald W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1999
Third International Mathematics and Science Study results show that high-scoring states and schools do not need standards; low scorers have too many other pressing problems to utilize standards. Recent studies indicate that the proportion of college students requiring remedial courses has been exaggerated by critics. (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Higher Education, Misconceptions
Baker, David P. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1997
So far, results from the massive Third International Mathematics and Science Study indicate that American students have not yet achieved national goal number 5--to be first in the world in math and science achievement by 2000. Although fourth graders' results were surprisingly stronger than eighth graders' scores, American students' overall…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 12