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## US Educational Scores Not So Abysmal412

DavidHumus writes "The much-publicized international rankings of student test scores — PISA — rank the U.S. lower than it ought to be for two reasons: a sampling bias that includes a higher proportion of lower socio-economic classes from the U.S. than are in the general population and a higher proportion of of U.S. students than non-U.S. who are in the lower socio-economic classes. If one were to rank comparable classes between the U.S. and the rest of the world, U.S. scores would rise to 4th from 14th in reading (PDF) and to 10th from 25th in math."
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## US Educational Scores Not So Abysmal

• #### Wait a second!1 (Score:4, Funny)

on Wednesday January 16, 2013 @05:45PM (#42610105)

Uhh . . . wait a second!!1

How could U.S. scores rise to 4th from 14th, when four is less than 14??? They mean "lower"!

(Goes back to reading Texas high school math book)

• #### Re:Wait, so then what? (Score:5, Funny)

on Wednesday January 16, 2013 @05:47PM (#42610127)

It's complicated. We're better off than countries where members of lower socioeconomic classes don't go to school. But our overall scores are lower than countries with better economic equality, because so many more of our citizens are in lower socioeconomic classes.

It's simple. The scoring was done by American high school students. Obviously if it was corrected, things would be different =D

• #### Shocking! (Score:5, Funny)

on Wednesday January 16, 2013 @05:55PM (#42610287) Homepage Journal

So if we factor out the poorer-performing students, America scores better?

That is amazing!

• #### 10 times (Score:4, Funny)

on Wednesday January 16, 2013 @06:21PM (#42610667) Journal

14th to 4th? That's like 10 times better!

• #### Re:Can we speak in clear terms? (Score:4, Funny)

on Wednesday January 16, 2013 @06:52PM (#42611011)
15 people sharing a \$1 cheeseburger builds character.
• #### Re:Wait, so then what? (Score:5, Funny)

on Wednesday January 16, 2013 @09:57PM (#42612661)

well from my own person experience from 2002-14 yrs ago. What screwed me up was when they did the alternate track for math and i was put with the 'slow' kids.

If you think that 2002 was "14 yrs ago", then maybe they made the right call when they put you in the "slow" math class.

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