Tuesday, January 18, 2011
More on the PISA results.....
In schools where less than 10 percent of students get free or reduced lunch, the reading score is 551. That would place those
U.S. students at No. 2 on the international ranking for reading, just behind which topped the ranking with a score of 556. Shanghai, China
Of all the nations participating in the
PISA assessment, the has, by far, the largest number of students living in poverty–21.7%. The next closest nations in terms of poverty levels are the U.S. United Kingdom and have poverty rates that are 75% of ours. New Zealand
students in schools with 10% or less poverty are number one country in the world. U.S.
U.S. students in schools with 10-24.9% poverty are third behind Korea, and . Finland
students in schools with 25-50% poverty are tenth in the world. U.S.
December 9, 2010 by Cynthia McCabe
The Principal Difference Blog – Mel Riddle, December 15, 2010
The comparison of
scores by poverty clearly identifies our strengths and challenges as a nation. Our schools with less than 50% poverty) are some of the best in the world. Our extremely high-poverty schools, with over 50% poverty, are among the poorest performing internationally. PISA
Instead of labeling all schools as failing, we must find a way to raise the performance of our students in under-resourced schools. Instead of looking to low-poverty countries like
for direction, we should be looking to take what we already know about educating students in high-performing, high-poverty schools like our Breakthrough Schools and scaling up their successes across the nation. Finland
On his blog, Cheltenham School Board member, engineer and renaissance man Jim Butt comments on a recent study by the 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education which explored the relationship between the amount of educational expenditures per student and high school achievement in