They're the test scores heard around the world. China participated in international standardized education testing for the first time, and it was tops in reading, math and science. The students and classes tested were from Shanghai, a business and education center, and are not representative of the entire country. Still, the results appear to reflect the culture of education in China, where more time is spent on studying than on extracurricular activities, the New York Times reported. The United States came in 23rd in science, tied for 15th in reading and was 31st in math. "We have to see this as a wake-up call," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, adding that "we can quibble, or we can face the brutal truth that we're being out-educated."