States can now compare students

For the first time, individual states can see how their students compare to students in other nations in math and science. The analysis, conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR), will be presented by Dr. Gary W. Phillips, chief scientist at AIR, during a web-based media briefing 2 p.m. Nov. 12, according to a press release.

For the United States to remain a leader in the global marketplace, tracking how well its students are competing against foreign students in science and math is key.

Policy makers can use this information to track progress and to inform their decisions on education, job training and more.

The report provides a page of data for each of the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the Department of Defense Schools.

To reserve space in the briefing and to receive the login information and dial-in number, contact amber@tricomassociates.com or fax 703-528-5058.