Israeli students achieved their best results ever in international standardized tests for math. The results of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) showed Israeli students reaching seventh place in the worldwide rankings.
The results released Tuesday are for the test that was given at the end of the 2011 school year to eighth graders. The test is given every four years; in 2007, Israeli students came in 24th in the math component of the test. In the science section, Israeli students came in 14th in 2011, compared to 25th in 2007. The test also includes a reading component, in which Israeli students were ranked at 18th in the world in the latest test, compared to 31st in 2007.