Study Shows Math and Science Scores Improve for U.S. Fourth and Eighth Grade Students

SCORING HIGHER: Fourth and eighth grade students in the U.S. have made longterm improvements in their math skills, according to the most recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). The data revealed that U.S. fourth-graders’ average mathematics scores increased overall from 1995 and 2015, going from 518 to 539 points. Meanwhile average math scores for U.S. eighth-graders’ increased from 492 points in 1995 to 518 points in 2015 — high-rom8e C points in 1995 to

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