Web Threads – 2001-03-01

A monthly compendium of facts and figureswww.boston.com/globe/search/ ("State Pushes Engineering" 12/21/00)www.onlineathens.com/stories/061999/new_0619990007.shtmlwww.nces.ed.gov/timss/timss-r/highlights.asp

By Staff March 1, 2001

A monthly compendium of facts and figures

  • Percentage of eighth- and 10th-graders who failed the science section of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam: 37

www.boston.com/globe/search/ (“State Pushes Engineering” 12/21/00)

  • Number of seniors in the state of Georgia who did not receive a high school diploma in 1999 as a result of failing to pass the science section of their graduation exam: 4,500


  • Ranking of U.S. eighth-graders in math and science among 37 nations included in the 1999 International Mathematics and Science Study: 18th, 19th