Massachusetts Students Outperform Peers on International Exam

Yay Mass! I have been very happy with our schools in Scituate, MA. though I do wish they had more programs for gifted students.

Massachusetts students significantly outperformed their peers on a prestigious international math and science exam, according to results released this morning.

In many cases, the state’s impressive showing on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, which is conducted by Boston College, puts the state in the same elite league as several academically powerful Asian countries.

Massachusetts performed strongest on the fourth-grade science exam, coming in second worldwide just behind Singapore and ahead of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan. By contrast, the United States as a whole placed eleventh with a score that researchers characterized as significantly lower than Massachusetts.

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