American students continue to lag globally

Jeanne Allen, President of the Center for Education Reform, released the following statement regarding U.S. student results on the latest round of PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) test scores, an international benchmark for academic achievement:

“When our students continue to score merely average marks in reading and science compared to children in those country’s with whom we compete economically every day, we cannot pat ourselves on the back when we gain a few points here or there. Rewarding mediocrity serves only to maintain mediocrity."

American students were outperformed by a number of nations, including Estonia and the Slovak Republic.