U.S. is above world average on international math, science tests

Results from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, released Tuesday, find that students in the U.S. surpassed the worldwide average in science and math achievement. However, eight countries or regions -- including Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea -- logged higher scores in eighth-grade math assessments than U.S. students, and nine countries outperformed the U.S. in science.

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