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The U.S. ranks 23rd in PISA science score

25 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to the Programme for International Student Assessment, American students scored 502 in the science component of the 2009 PISA assessment. That was enough for the United States to rank twenty-third out of sixty-five ranked economies. China-Shanghai ranked first with a score of 575.

The U.S. ranks 34th in living systems scale

3 October 2009 Leave a comment

According to the 2006 PISA science assessment, students in the United States had a mean score of 487 on the “living systems” scale, which makes the United States rank thirty-fourth in that category. Finland ranks first, with a score of 574. The OECD average was 502.

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The U.S. ranks 1st in female science students

13 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to UNESCO, in 2006 there were 599,599 women in American colleges and universities majoring in the sciences, which makes the United States rank first in that category.

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The U.S. ranks 33rd in acceptance of evolution

12 February 2009 9 comments

According to a 2006 study first published in the magazine, Science, the United States ranks thirty-third out of thirty four nations (32 in Europe plus Japan and the United States) in acceptance of evolution. Iceland ranks first. Only Turkey ranked lower than the United States in the acceptance of evolution.

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The U.S. ranks 29th in science

9 January 2009 1 comment

According to the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, in 2006 the United States ranked twenty-ninth in student performance in science. Finland ranked first.

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