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U.S. adults score below average on worldwide test

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WASHINGTON — It’s long been known that America’s schoolkids haven’t measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t either.

In math, reading and problem-solving using technology — all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength — American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released today.

Adults in Japan, Canada, Australia, Finland and multiple other countries scored significantly higher than the United States in all three areas…

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