News & CommentSCHOOL PERFORMANCE

U.S. Kids Score Well in Primary Grades

Science  13 Jun 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5319, pp. 1642
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5319.1642b

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Summary

The latest data collected by the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) show that primary-grade students in the United States can hold their own against Korea, Japan, and Singapore in science. But the results are faint praise for U.S. school systems.