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Every four years, a math and science assessment is given around the world, to more than 600,000 students. It's called the TIMSS — Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study — and it compares students, country to country, by age.
In 2015, the latest year of results, 10-year-olds in the U.S. placed 14th in math. Fourteen-year-olds placed 10th. Ahead of us were Singapore, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Taipei. So what are those countries doing that we're not?
Ina Mullis, executive director of the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center and professor at Boston College.
This segment aired on April 13, 2017.