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If 12th graders of 41 countries whose 8th graders participated in TIMSS had also participated in TIMSS, only South Africa would have scored lower than the US. | |
Zero percent of American 12th grade girls correctly applied math principles to problem solving. | |
Zero percent of American 12th grade girls correctly applied physics principles to problem solving. | |
The impact of test scores on average incomes. | |
Graphs of TIMSS scores. | |
The Role of Estrogen. | |
The Role of Ritalin. | |
John Stormer "None Dare Call it Education". | |
TIMSS, IAEP, NAEP, and SAT scores crosslinked. | |
Ban public education. |
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Factor | Comparison To TIMSS Countries | Within the U.S. |
The Cost of Education as a Percent of GDP vs. Percent of Male Teachers | Increases 1% for each 25% decrease in the percent of teachers who are males. Table 55-3, Indicator 55 and maleteachers.htm | Increased 1% for each 3% decrease in the percent of teachers who are males. Table 31 and NCES Digest of Education Statistics, pg. 79. |
The Cost of Education as a Percent of GDP vs. Class Size | Decreases 1% for each 14 student increase in the average number of students per classroom, Table55_3.htm and classize.htm | Increased 1% for each 3 student increase in the average number of students per classroom. |
The Cost of Education as a Percent of GDP vs. Math Skills | Decreases 1% for each 40 point increase in TIMSS Scores | Across states, increases $20 per student per year for each one point decrease in SAT Scores. In last 3 decades, increased 1% for each 35 point decrease in SAT Scores. SAT Scores and NCES Digest of Education Statistics, pg. 79. |
Savings As a Percent of GDP vs. Math Skills | Increase 1% for each 4 point increase in TIMSS Scores. Table20_1.htm and "Bottom Line" | Decreased 1% for each 10 point decrease in SAT Scores. |
Math Skills vs. Classroom Size | TIMSS Scores increase 4 points and IAEP Scores increase 1.3 points for each 1 student increase in the number of students per classroom. Table 23-2, Table 20-1, Table 16a | SAT Scores decreased 20 points for each 1 student decrease in the average number of students per classroom. SAT Scores decreased 2 points for each 1 student decrease in the mean number of students taught per day by secondary teachers. SAT Scores and NCES Digest of Education Statistics, pg. 79. |
Math Skills vs. Percent of Teachers Who Are Males | TIMSS scores increase 4 points for each 1% increase in the percent of teachers who are males, and 2 points for each 1% increase in the percent of math teachers who are males. | SAT Scores decreased 16 points for each 1% decrease in the percent of teachers who are males. SAT Scores and NCES Digest of Education Statistics, pg. 79. |
Math Skills vs. Percent of Teachers With MS Degrees | SAT Scores decreased 3 points for each 1% increase in the percent of teachers with masters degrees. SAT Scores and NCES Digest of Education Statistics, pg. 79. | |
Math Skills vs Percent of Students Who Feel "I am good at math." | TIMSS Scores decrease 2 points for each
1% increase in the percent of students who feel "I am good at math." IAEP Scores decrease 1 point for each 1% increase in the percent of students who feel "I am good at math." William Bennett |
While female American teachers say "I am a good teacher", and while females are 55% of all college admissions, they constitute only 1.5% of the top half of the Graduate Record Exam |
Math Skills vs. Percent of Females With a Higher Education | TIMSS scores
increase 3 points for each 1% decrease in the percent of females with a higher
education. Table
23-1 and Table 20-1 IAEP Math scores decrease 7 points for each 1% increase in the percent of females with a higher education. Table 23-1, Table 9a. IAEP Science scores decrease 2 points for each 1% increase in the percent of females with a higher education. Table 23-1, Table 23-2. |
SAT Scores decreased 5 points for each 1%
increase in the percent of female high school graduates who enrolled in college. SAT Scores and Indicator Table 8-2 Two thirds of US teachers are education majors. |
Math Skills vs. Percent of Females in the Labor Force | TIMSS Scores decrease 1 point for each 1% increase in the percent of females in the labor force. | The gender gap still exists in SAT, GRE, ACT, NAEP, IAEP, and TIMSS scores |
Savings as a percent of GDP vs. Percent of Females With a Higher Education. | Decreased 2% for each 1% increase in the percent of females with a higher education. Table 23-1and "Bottom Line" in Asiaweek. | U.S. Personal Savings disappear due to the physical, mental, and emotional gender gap between males and females |
The Cost of Education as a Percent of GDP vs. Percent of Females With a Higher Education. | Increases 1% for each 5% increase in the percent of females with a higher education. Table 23-1 and Table 55-3, Indicator 55 | Increased 1% for each 5% increase in the percent of females with a higher education. |
Starting Salaries vs. Math Skills | Annual starting salaries increase $64 for each 1 point increase in GRE Scores. Table 21-4, and Table 130. | |
Incomes of BS Degree Holders vs. Math Skills | Annual incomes increase $110 for each 1 point increase in SAT Math Scores, | |
SAT, ACT, & NAEP Scores by State | Random Scatter Plot | |
"PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN EDUCATION", U.S Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, "Fathers' Involvement in Their Children's Schools", NCES 98-091 | ||
In single-mother households, the mothers' moderate involvement in their children's educations decreases their likelihood of getting mostly A's by 32%. | Table B8 & Table B6 | |
In single-mother households, the nonresident fathers' moderate involvement in their children's educations increases their likelihood of getting mostly A's by 39% | Table 10 & Table B5 | |
In single-father households, the fathers' moderate involvement in their children's educations increases their likelihood of getting mostly A's by two fold | Table B7 | |
In two-parent families, fathers' "highly involved" in their children's educations increase the probability of children getting "mostly A's" by 35%, while the mothers involvement decreases the probability. | Table B2 | |
CONCLUSIONS | ||
US GDP declined 164 million ounces of gold for each 1 point decrease in SAT scores. | SAT Scores and gold.htm | |
Decreasing total expenditures for education from 7.9% of GDP to 4.8% (a level equivalent to Japan) would save taxpayers $232 billion/year. | gold.htm | |
Increasing SAT Scores 98 points could increase GDP by the equivalent of 16.1 billion ounces of gold, or $4.9 trillion. | ||
Failure to aggressively research and correct this problem is a multi-trillion dollar loss to more than just taxpayers--it condemns our youth to lifelong social pathologies. |