Minnesota was one of two states (Massachusetts was the other) that participated in the most recently released Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in 2007. A new Snapshot from the NCES International Data Explorer web page presents a summary of the Minnesota results.
• In grade 4 mathematics, five education systems (of 43 participating) had average scores higher than Minnesota;
• In grade 4 science, two education systems had higher average scores than Minnesota;
• In grade 8 mathematics, six education systems (of 56 participating) had higher average scores than Minnesota; and
• In grade 8 science, five education systems had higher average scores than Minnesota.
More information about the Minnesota student performance relative to international peers.