Average Mathematics Test Scores for 15-Year-Olds, OECD Countries
September 27, 2011
Despite our long history of educational leadership and the historic gains from investing in education, the United States has been falling behind. Today, the skill sets that many Americans possess make them less competitive both at home and internationally. Despite spending approximately $3,000 more per student than the OECD average across primary, secondary and postsecondary education, the United States scores below the OECD average in mathematics, and no better than average in science and reading.