Author(s): Ikeda, Miyako; Belfali, Yuri
Pages: 73 p.
This report describes the performance of 15-year-olds in the United States in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and compares it to that in four countries/economies: Canada, Estonia, Germany and Hong Kong (China). The report then examines policies from these four education systems, which were all selected for their high performance and high or improving levels of equity. It concludes with a discussion of science instruction in the United States.