Mixed bag when US exam scores compared globally

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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) - So how do U.S. eighth-graders do in math and science when compared to their peers around the globe? Turns out it matters which state they live in, according to a study being released Thursday.

Massachusetts was the top performing state, but it still lagged behind some Asian countries in terms of its students' overall score on exams and the number of high achievers.

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