When it comes to math skills, Alabama performs like Armenia, Mississippi comes close to Dubai, Washington, D.C., performs like Ukraine, and Massachusetts is just one rung below Japan, according to a study released by the U.S. government Wednesday.
The results are mixed. Thirty-six U.S. states scored higher than the international math average of 500, out of a possible
Standards for science vary from state to state, according to STEM advocates. A report from Rosen's group, called "All Over