The 2010 Brown Center Report on American Education: How Well Are American Students Learning?

This 28-page primer neatly explains how the U.S. stacks up against other countries on international tests, and what PISA, NAEP, and the CCSSI relate to one another. It also reminds readers the United States never compared well to other wealthy countries on international assessments. Also, a finding worth putting in quotes: “The public release items of the eighth-grade NAEP are, on average, two to three years below the eighth-grade mathematics recommended by the Common Core.”