Although the United States spends more per student than most other countries, results from the PISA 2012 show that American students ranked below the OECD average in mathematics and around the OECD average in science and reading. OECD also notes that the socioeconomic status of American students has a “notable impact” on their performance. Two reports, Education at a Glance and Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education, examine factors specific to the United States related to such results.
- Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education: Lessons from PISA 2012 for the United States – Read about OECD’s recommendations for the American education system, given findings from the 2012 PISA.
- Education at a Glance: United States – Read about OECD’s findings on the American education system, regarding subjects, such as expenditures and teacher salaries.
- Education at a Glance: United States Trails Most Countries in Upward Mobility and High School Graduation Rates, according to OECD Annual Report – Read the Alliance for Excellent Education’s blog post on Education at a Glance.