Why don’t American teenagers have better test scores?

by on August 8, 2005 at 4:52 pm in Education | Permalink

On those international tests they take, nothing is at stake.  They do much better when something is on the line, here is the story.  There is nothing at stake in Japan as well, so this suggests that American kids are the consummate period-by-period optimizers.

By the way, I am in New Zealand now, don’t be thrown by Alex’s mention of Australia.

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