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Old 11-09-2018, 09:53 AM
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Originally Posted by Katarina Witt View Post
Again you don't know how another country finagles scores, or even just defines things differently. The US tests all kids, some countries just test a subset, some don't do special ed kids, etc.

You have to look at NAEP for comparisons across the US.
And a very good example of this is Thailand where there is mandatory education for all children...except for the many kids you see wandering around the streets of Bangkok and upcountry. And even then, at least historically, some of the "international tests" were only given to students in certain schools. Been there...seen it.
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