How good are states at producing high-achieving students in math?

On Wednesday morning, a report is being released that provides new information on the percentage of high-achieving students in the U.S. high school graduating class of 2009 in each of the 50 states, as compared to the percentage of high-achieving students in 56 other countries.

From 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm (EST) on Wednesday, two of the report’s authors, Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson, will present a summary of the findings and take questions from the audience in a live webinar (taking place online): U.S. Math Performance in Global perspective. (The event is free but registration is required. More information about how to register and a chance to practice logging in are here.)

The study itself will become available on November 10, 2010 at 12:01 AM EST. For an online copy of the report, see:
For an abbreviated version, with a map that provides specific information for each state, see:

The report has been prepared under the auspices of Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance & Education Next in the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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