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Stats That Stick: December 8, 2010

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December 08, 2010 09:27 pm


On the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 18 percent of U.S. students failed to reach proficiency level 2, a point considered to be where “students can complete low-level reading tasks. –Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

More than one-quarter of Shanghai’s 15-year-olds demonstrated advanced mathematical thinking skills to solve complex problems, compared to an OECD average of just 3%. ”  –Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

“The wealth of nations only explains about 6% of PISA performance.” –Andreas Schleicher, OECD

Seventy-one percent of charter school leaders say they plan to leave within five years. –Center on Reinventing Public Education

Nearly one in five college freshmen in four-year institutions in SREB states does not persist to the sophomore year –Southern Regional Education Board

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