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Study Shows American Students Don’t Compare Well With Foreign Students

October 11th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

An editorial in Wednesday’s Cumberland Times News titled “Disturbed” focused on a study that show America’s  school students don’t compare well with students in other countries when it comes to learning skills, and that  adults aren’t doing well, either. The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies said American grownups scored below average when it comes to mathematics, reading and problem-solving using technology — all three of which are vital skills to have in our modern world. According to the report, countries like Japan, Canada, Australia and others in northern Europe — where the economies are good — score higher.  Reacting to the study’s findings, Allegany County Superintendent of Schools Dr David Cox  said that the new, although controversial transition to the Common Core program is partially designed to address those problems.  As far as the findings however, he said sometimes they can be misleading without taking a much more detailed look into the comparisons that were made…


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