With all of the education data out there, mostly focused on the state level, it can be a bit of a challenge to make comparisons between the results achieved by students in your own school district and those of the nation as a whole and students in other developed nations worldwide.
Problem solved. Thanks to Josh McGee and Jay Greene who put together a Global Report Card for the George W. Bush Institute, this information is now available at your fingertips. Residents of Albuquerque can see how students at APS stack up against students elsewhere in New Mexico, elsewhere in the nation, and around the world. Residents of Farmington and Las Cruces can do the same thing.
According to the report, in 2007, APS students outperformed 15% of students in developed countries in math and 36% of students in reading.
How about the “smarty-pants” sons and daughters of wealthy scientists and engineers up in Los Alamos? Interestingly enough, they outperform just 34% of international students and 61% of them in reading. That performance looks even worse when compared against that of students in Canada. Los Alamos students outperform only 26% of Canadians in reading and 51% in math.
Again, check out the interactive website here.