U.S. Students Rank 32 in Math Proficiency, 31 in Reading, Study Says
The US's graduating high school class of 2011 had a 32 percent proficiency rate in math and a 31 percent proficiency rate in reading, leaving many to question whether schools are adequately preparing students for the 21st century global economy, says a new report.
U.S. students fall behind 31 countries in math proficiency and behind 16 countries in reading proficiency.
Harvard's Program on Education Policy and Governance. (2011). Globally Challenged: Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete?