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ERIC Number: EJ1202344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-0145
International Student Achievement Comparisons and US STEM Workforce Development
Suter, Larry E.; Camilli, Gregory
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v28 n1 p52-61 Feb 2019
Comparisons of US student achievement to other countries, conducted since the 1960s, have received extensive media coverage in the USA. Policy studies have cited these comparisons as evidence that the quality of US educational performance in mathematics and science requires federal intervention. Policy makers have been particularly concerned that the US economy would be impacted by inadequate student achievement levels especially in technology-related industries. This paper explores evidence about whether policy makers react to the citations of international student achievement rankings by changing funding levels for educational research and whether the studies have motivated the nation's educators to support a trend toward common educational standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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