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   Is the United States Catching Up? International and State Trends in Student Achievement
July 24, 2012

July 24, 2012

~ This event took place online. ~

Recording: View the multimedia recording of this event. Please note: The audio is very quiet on this recording; you will need to turn the volume all the way up.

Presentation: View the slide presentation from this event.

Biographies: Presenters Paul Peterson and Eric Hanushek.

Resources: Links to relevant online resources.

Report: "Academic Growth: International and U.S. State Trends in Student Performance"

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A report released on July 16, 2012, provides new information on the places in the United States and around the world which have shown the greatest improvement on PISA and NAEP tests over the past two decades. The report will be featured in a conference held July 25-27, 2012, at Harvard University. At the conference several scholars presented additional papers that identify factors which cause or are correlated with system improvement either within the United States or internationally, and practitioners from the most improved places around the world will speak to the experiences of their home state or country.

This study was prepared under the auspices of Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance and Education Next of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard Kennedy School.

In concurrence with the report's release, this Webinar featured two of the report's authors who  presented a summary of the findings and then fielded questions from the audience.

The report authors are:

  • *Paul E. Peterson, Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, Harvard University
  • *Eric A. Hanushek, Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution and Stanford University
  • Ludger Woessmann, Professor of Economics, University of Munich

*Presenting at Webinar.

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