Millions spent but kids still struggle in key subjects - Times LIVE

The number of books at their homes, whether there are flush toilets, whether they are victims of bullying and the quality of the pre-schools they attend could all add up to Johnny or Sipho growing up to become a mathematics boffin or science dud.

Singapore students top global achievement test in mathematics and science - AsiaOne

SINGAPORE - Singapore students are the world's best in mathematics and science, according to a global benchmarking study released on Tuesday (Nov 29). Primary 4 pupils and Secondary 2 students here topped both subjects in the Trends in International ...

TODAY Online - Singapore students top global benchmarking survey for maths, science again - Gov.sg (press release)

Not only are they doing well in these subjects, but compared with their global peers. 30 Nov 2016 | By TODAY Online. Listen. primary school kids 1_800500 - computers. Singapore students have once again proven their prowess in maths and science by ...

Australian Students Fall Behind In Maths And Science Rankings On The International Stage - Student Edge (blog)

Latest trends in International Mathematics and Science study shows Australia has dropped from 18th to 28th place out of 49 countries in Year 4 mathematics, and from 12th to 17th in Year 8 science. Scores for Australian Year 8 students aren't ...

Israel drops in math and science in academic rankings - The Times of Israel

Students in Hartman secondary school in Jerusalem taking their matriculation exams in mathematics. May 25, 2010. (Yossi Zamir/Flash 90). Newsroom. Email the Newsroom · Facebook · Twitter. Related Topics. Naftali Bennett · mathematics · science. Related ...

We must invest in our education system - the Irish News

A study showing primary school pupils in Northern Ireland are among the best in the world in terms of maths performance has to be regarded as a tribute to the skill and dedication of our teachers. Data from the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics ...

Kiwi kids' maths lagging: global study - EducationHQ New Zealand

Young Kiwi students are performing below the global average in maths and are behind children in all other English-speaking countries, a new study has found. AUCKLAND, Nov 30 - The Trends in International Maths and Science Study looks at students at ...

Study: US Fourth and Eighth Graders Score Higher in Math and Science - T.H.E. Journal

American fourth and eighth graders are scoring better in math than they did in 1995, according to a new international study released Tuesday. The results from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), issued by the National ...

Students' slide in maths, science rankings a wake up call: Simon Birmingham - The Australian

Education Minister Simon Birmingham has acknowledged he is embarrassed by the results of Australian Year 4 and Year 8 students in international maths and science rankings, saying it “is not good enough''. Since 2011, Australia's freefalling year four ...

Mixed results for math and science as 15 countries outperform Ireland - Irish Examiner

Children in the North scored “significantly higher” at maths than their fourth-class counterparts in the Republic, according to a major international study of students' performance in mathematics and science. However, while the 2015 Trends in ...

International maths and science rankings: keep calm but change direction - The Guardian

Let's not panic about Australia slipping in international education rankings. There are policy steps we can take right now to improve teaching and learning. Teaching writing maths problem on blackboard. 'Many reforms are required to lift teaching ...

American schools fall behind Asian powerhouses in science and math - TES News

American schools students have dropped further behind their Asian peers in math and science over the past four years, according to international league tables published today. There were some improvements in performance among eighth graders, but no ...

Ireland makes maths top ten - The Times (subscription)

Irish maths students have been ranked ninth in the world in a comprehensive study released yesterday. The figures show an improvement from 2011, when the same cohort of children came 17th out of 50 countries. Richard Bruton, the education minister ...

English pupils overtaken by Kazakhs in maths rankings - The Times (subscription)

English children have achieved their highest scores in international maths league tables, figures show today. The Timss table — Trends in International Maths and Science — showed that children from East Asia continued to dominate in both maths and ...

Australian students doing poorly in maths, science compared to other countries - Yahoo7 - Yahoo7 News

Australia's education minister is embarrassed by the "appalling results" of the nation's students in the latest international maths and science tests, which have seen them drop behind countries such as Kazakhstan. Stop Video Replay 0:32 ...

'I am embarrassed for Australia': Education Minister slams 'appalling' maths and science results - The Sydney Morning Herald

Education Minister Simon Birmingham says he is "embarrassed for Australia" that our maths and science results have fallen behind countries such as Kazakhstan and Slovenia in the latest international rankings. The Trends in International Mathematics and ...

U.S. students lag peers in East Asia, Russia in math, science - Columbia Daily Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a globally competitive world, American students have strides to make when it comes to math and science, where they lag behind a solid block of East Asian countries as well as Russia and Kazakhstan. Eighth-graders in the United ...

NZ 10-year-olds worst at maths in English-speaking world - Radio New Zealand

New Zealand 10-year-olds came out worst in the English-speaking world at maths and science in an international test. The Trends in International Maths and Science Study tested the performance of Year 5 and Year 9 students in 57 countries in 2014 and ...

Poorer countries outshine Aussie kids in maths and science - 4BC

Australian school students are falling well behind other countries when it comes to mastering maths and science. A new study shows between a quarter and a third of Year 4 and Year 8 students aren't meeting the proficient standard. Just seven per cent ...

National: Fails to achieve - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

The ineffectiveness of the National Government's approach to schooling has been highlighted by the latest Trends in International Maths and Science Study (TIMSS) report released overnight, Labour's Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “Despite ...