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Oct 24, 2013 7:42 PM by Lindsey Gordon (

MT students rank higher than most countries in math and science

HELENA - Montana students are doing better in math and science than students in most countries, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

The study compares the national and international assessment scales from 2011. It finds that Montana eighth graders outperform countries like England and Sweden, and Canadian provinces Alberta and Ontario in Math and Science.

In the comparison, Montana students statistically rank higher than 43 other countries and school systems and the state ranks seventh among the United States.

But Montana schools rank lower in both math and science than Japan, Singapore, and the Republic of Korea.

For more information on how Montana compares internationally, see the results here.


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