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Singapore Leads, U.S. Lags in Science, Math Student Achievement

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Science  24 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5705, pp. 2173
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5705.2173a

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According to the 2003 Trends in Mathematics and Science Study,released last week by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Singaporean students lead the world in math and science. Educators say that the top ranking, among elementary and middle school students from as many as 49 countries, also demonstrates how a nation's commitment to excellence can pay off fairly quickly.