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DESE Reports Missouri Students Score Above Average in International Comparison

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has announced that Missouri students score above average in international comparison.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has announced that Missouri students score above average in international comparison.

A study by the National Center for Educational Statistics reports that eighth grade student test scores from U.S. and international educational systems shows Missouri students ranking above average in math and science.

The study used 2011 results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study as a basis.

Scores were reported in four categories: low, intermediate, high and advanced. Science scores showed 45 percent of Missouri eighth graders at high and advanced levels, math scores showed 31 percent at high and advanced levels.

More information on the study can be found at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/mathematics/.

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