We point out simply that not only do U.S. students on average perform better internationally than reported in a myriad of policy papers, but as Boe and Shin demonstrate, the majority of U.S. students (white students) actually rank near the very top on international tests.Right.
Into the Eye of the Storm
B. Lindsay Lowell Georgetown University
Hal Salzman The Urban Institute
That's why my high-IQ, culturally-advantaged, non-hyperactive, W-H-I-T-E, rising-5th grade son placed into the second-semester 3rd grade textbook in Singapore Math back when he was age 9. (placement test here).
In the real world, a gap that big by age 9 does not get smaller.
It gets bigger.
non-poor students doing fine in Princeton