10/30/2013 12:51 pm ET | Updated Nov 11, 2013

Your Kid Might Be Better Off Learning Math In Kazakhstan Than In These States

Unlike students around the world, Americans do not take the international exam Trends in International Math and Science Study, which measures how primary school students are faring in major subjects. However, a study released by the U.S. government last week shows how American students WOULD fare, if they were to take the test.

The results were mixed. While Massachusetts, the highest performing state in the country, had scores aligning with the education powerhouse of Japan, other states like Mississippi and Alabama had scores that were similar to countries that aren't typically lauded for their excellent education systems.

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Best Countries For Education (Economist Intelligence Unit)