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NY 8th graders exceed average in math, science

Updated: 10/24/2013 7:21 AM
Created: 10/24/2013 7:20 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

A new study shows that New York's eighth-graders are above average at math and science compared with their peers in the United States and around the globe.
    
The findings released Thursday by the National Center for Education Statistics found that New York was among 36 states whose eighth-grade students performed above average in both subjects.
    
In math, New Yorkers scored within the top 10 in the U.S., but not when ranked in a combined list of other states and countries.
    
In science, New York students were behind eighth-graders in 19 other states and peers in a handful of countries, including overall leader Singapore.
    
The study compared every state with education systems in more than three dozen countries as a way to let states gauge the global competitiveness of their students.