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NY 8th Graders ahead of the curve in math, science
New York State - Eighth graders in this state are ahead of the curve in the U.S. when it comes to math and science according to a new study released Thursday.
Overall, most states performed above the international average.
New York was among 36 states with above average scores in math and science for eighth graders.
We conducted this study because it's important to know how students educated in the U.S. are performing against international standards," said Jack Buckley, head of National Center for Education Statistics, which released the findings.
In math, New York students scored within the top 10 states in the country.
In science, New York students scored ranked 20th, but ranked ahead of a handful of other countries.