I think that an international certification of math level would be really important also for non-math educators. Here in Italy primary school teachers actually teach math without being proficient at it. I was wondering, does there exist an international math certification program, analogous to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)?

If I'd be a politician, I'd require teachers of every discipline to have at least a B2 in maths :)

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    $\begingroup$ Reputation on this website. $\endgroup$ May 6, 2016 at 8:35
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    $\begingroup$ Is there an agreed upon method of measuring mathematical skills? $\endgroup$
    – Christian
    May 6, 2016 at 12:25
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    $\begingroup$ How would you define a B2 in math? $\endgroup$
    – Christian
    May 6, 2016 at 12:33
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    $\begingroup$ The last thing anyone needs are more certifications. We already waste enough time with those that exist. $\endgroup$
    – Dan Fox
    May 13, 2016 at 8:46
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    $\begingroup$ I agree with Dan. Certificates can be eluding, especially if handed out by the education system. There is a very big difference between real-world mathematics, mathematics that people on mathoverflow do, and practice problems that your teacher gives you. $\endgroup$ May 15, 2016 at 16:16

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The International Baccalaureate program has a sequence of Math courses.


The mathematics section covers topics up to integral calculus.

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    $\begingroup$ Why the down vote? Am I missing something? $\endgroup$
    – Aeryk
    Jan 24, 2022 at 15:44
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    $\begingroup$ I am not the downvoter, but I don't see how this answers the question. Passing an IB exam means that you have, at best, passed the equivalent of an introductory calculus class. It is not a certification of any kind. $\endgroup$
    – Xander Henderson
    Jan 24, 2022 at 20:31

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