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A Think Twice Review of:

U.S. Math Performance in Global Perspective: How Well Does Each State Do at Producing High-Achieving Students

Think Twice - Jan 11, 2011

Publisher/Think Tank - Harvard University PEPG and Education Next

Author(s) -

This report compares the performance of high-achieving math students domestically and internationally, using data from the 2005 NAEP and PISA.

Reviewer(s) - Jeremy Kilpatrick, University of Georgia

Kilpatrick's review finds that the PEPG report's deceptive comparisons and exaggeration of small differences make it useless in terms of helping educators improve U.S. students' math performance. He recommends that policymakers who are interested in obtaining data on student performance go to the website of the National Center for Education Statistics and ignore the flawed PEPG study.