On the latest round of international academic tests, students in the United States scored in the middle of the pack in reading and science.
But in math, U.S. students were below average.
At the top of the rankings were students from Asian countries, including the small island nation of Singapore.
In fact, almost half of the test-takers in Singapore could do the most advanced math — compared to just 9 percent of U.S. students.
Educator Ee-Ling Low from Singapore recently visited Texas to explain what’s behind that success as part of the Houston A+ Challenge speaker series.
Educator Ee-Ling Low from Singapore’s National Institute of Education says a strong teacher workforce has build a strong education system