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Mass. students excel on global examinations

15-year-olds top most other systems

Massachusetts, taking part for the first time in a prestigious yardstick of global student achievement, outscored most educational systems but trailed some Asian academic heavyweights, according to results being released Tuesday.

The best showing by Massachusetts 15-year-olds on the Program for International Student Assessment tests came in reading, where only three other participants scored higher: Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

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