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60% of High School Seniors Are NOT Proficient in Reading

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    The results are in for the first National Assessment of Education Progress exam since 2009 and they are abysmal. Only one-quarter of U.S. high-school seniors performed adequately in math, and only 40 percent are "proficient" in reading. Scores remain exactly where they were 20 years ago in reading. In surveys from the students, those who discussed reading interpretations in class did better than those who didn't, and math scores were higher for those who reached calculus than those who never made it beyond Algebra I.
     
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    And people wonder why business wants to expand immigration and is forced to offshore...
     
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    Can't get that good, quality help here ...
     
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    With profiency numbers like this you would have problems finding anything from broom pusher to bank teller.
     
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    .. and then people complain because businesses move offshore ... http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2035586,00.html

    The OECD is out with new global rankings of how students in various countries do in reading, science, and math. Results of the full survey can be found and delved into here.

    You can see below how Asian countries are obliterating everyone else in these categories.

    The United States, meanwhile, ranks below the OECD average in every category. And as the WSJ notes, the US has slipped in all of the major categories in recent years:

    The results from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which are being released on Tuesday, show that teenagers in the U.S. slipped from 25th to 31st in math since 2009; from 20th to 24th in science; and from 11th to 21st in reading, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, which gathers and analyzes the data in the U.S.

    Here are the top countries

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    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/pisa-rankings-2013-12#ixzz319ZyP9nc
     
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