ASCD: What About International Comparisons?

In this section of the Horace Mann panel at ASCD’s March meeting in Philadelphia, Roundtable member Steve Rasmussen, Issaquah, Washington examines international comparisons and finds them wanting. Small differences are magnified beyond recognition, he says. Journalists and analysts ignore the outstanding record of American schools in producing high performing students. And And when international data are disaggregated by poverty and compared with American schools, American students always come out on top.

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