Do These Numbers Matter?

This video is cute, well-designed, and points to numbers that show United States students struggling in the teens on a number of lists, but do these numbers matter? There are a thousand ways to skin a cat, but these international measures are tough to follow and believe. I truly think that I would believe this if we were number one on the list. This year, we were selected to give the NAEP exam to our eighth graders. We are giving the test, but the results are returned to us in anyway that can be used for future learning. If learning is a life-long process, it would be nice to have feedback on how to focus our instruction.