Primary and Secondary STEM Education

Global Trends


PISA

PISA aims to determine students’ ability to formulate, employ, and interpret mathematics in a variety of contexts. Based on students’ scores on the exam, they are determined to fall into…

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Global Trends

Other nations also track student progress in early mathematics and science proficiency. Many of these countries, including the United States, participate in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) evaluation…

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TIMSS

TIMSS also collects data on differences in mathematics and science achievement between boys and girls.

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2011 – PISA

An examination of PISA test scores among 14 countries active in space offers a more focused view of relative math and science literacy, which has implications for the numbers of…

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2011 – Global Space Education Trends

Just as the United States measures progress in early mathematics and science proficiency, other nations also track student progress. Many of these countries, including the United States, participate in the…

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2008 – TIMSS

To gauge how U.S. elementary and middle school students compare with other students in math and science, the results of a test administered by the U.S. Department of Education, known…

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2010 – PISA

While China now leads the world in number of bachelor’s-equivalent S&E graduates, there does not seem to be a mechanism to compare the average technical aptitude of these graduates against…

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2013 – TIMSS

The TIMSS study also assesses mathematics and science knowledge and skills. Unlike PISA, which focuses on broader mathematical and scientific literacy of students nearing the end of compulsory education, TIMSS…

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2013 – PISA

Trends in international primary and secondary STEM education can be compared across countries using two widely respected international exams. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), carried out by the…

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