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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
Bracey, Gerald W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1997
Singapore students scored highest on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study. Any nation that "outsources" its poverty (Malaysian street sweepers) and its low-achievers (who study in Malaysia) can get high test scores. U.S./Japan score differences stem from Japan's effective teaching practices. Among 13 occupations in the…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Comparative Education, Cultural Differences, Educational Practices
Bracey, Gerald W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1997
According to newly released Third International Mathematics and Science Study data, American children may score low on international comparisons because teachers are trying to teach them too many topics. Surprisingly, Florida's minimum competency testing program has not increased low-achievers' dropout rate. A recent "American…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Dropout Rate, Education Work Relationship
Biddle, Bruce J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1997
Because many school funding studies are seriously flawed, valid conclusions cannot be reached concerning the effects of school funding in the United States. New evidence from the National Assessment of Educational Progress and two international achievement tests shows that differences among U.S. public school districts (and states) in funding and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Child Welfare, Comparative Analysis
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
Atkin, J. Myron; Black, Paul – Phi Delta Kappan, 1997
An innovation-focused Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) study of 13 nations participating in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) found universal unhappiness with the state of mathematics and science education. There was no link among successful test scores, improvement goals, or satisfaction of…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Competition, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy