Academic Performance of U.S. Schools. Teresa Meyer SOC 1020-042 Deidre Tyler, Professor. Table of Contents. U.S. scores compared to other industrialized nations PISA results chart What makes a school successful? . U.S. Schools vs. Other Nations.
Deidre Tyler, Professor
U.S. scores compared to other industrialized nations
PISA results chart
What makes a school successful?
U.S. schools fall below other industrialized nations
Math, Reading, and Science scores are all lower than China, Korea, and Finland
China and Finland lead the world in education
* 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment Results (PISA) - U. S. scores lower http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/54/12/46643496.pdf
There is much debate because data doesn’t compare apples to apples
The demographics and location make a difference in the data
Private and charter school can hand-pick their students so data
Raw data scores of private schools scoring higher does NOT take in socio-economic factors