Published: Dec. 5, 2016

MSU education expert can discuss global test scores

Contact(s): William Schmidt Education office: (517) 353-7755, Nicole Geary Education office: (517) 355-1826, Andy Henion Media Communications office: (517) 355-3294 cell: (517) 281-6949

This week, results from the latest Program for International Student Assessment test will be released showing how 15-year-olds around the world compare in reading, math and science.

William Schmidt, Michigan State University professor and expert on international assessments, can help explain what the 2015 results say about education in the United States, and what we can learn from other nations.

He has previously analyzed PISA results and student surveys for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which administers PISA. The test is given every three years.

Schmidt can be reached at and (517) 353-7755.

William Schmidt, University Distinguished Professor of statistics and education

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