PISA 2018: The Top Rated Countries

PISA 2018: The Top Rated Countries

by Martin Armstrong, Dec 3, 2019

The OECD conducts an assessment every three years of education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15 year old students in science, reading and mathematics (plus collaborative problem solving and financial literacy). Named PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), the test is conducted in 79 countries, with 600,000 students put under the spotlight of a two-hour test.

Our infographic combines the average scores for each country in the three core test areas to show which performed to the highest overall level. With a mean score of 1,736, China tops the list ahead of Singapore and Estonia in second and third respectively. The U.S. only makes it into 22nd place with a total average score of 1,485. The average for all of the OECD countries tested was 1,465.

China’s apparent dominance of this measure of student attainment should however be taken with a pinch of salt. Unlike the other countries tested, the superpower’s scores are based on pupils in Beijing as well as Shanghai and its two neighboring provinces – Jiangsu and Zhejiang – home to just 183 million of China’s 1.4 billion inhabitants. The report does note however, that the level of income of these Chinese regions is well below the OECD average.

Infographic: PISA 2018: The Top Rated Countries | Statista

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The United States, meanwhile, ranks below the OECD average in every category. And as the WSJ notes, the US has slipped in all of the major categories in recent years:

“I will be unto Ephraim as a moth” Hosea 5:12

Clarke – I will consume them by little and little, as a moth frets a garment.
Gill – which eats garments, penetrates into them, feeds on them privately, secretly, without any noise, and gradually and slowly consumes them; but at last utterly, that they are of no use and profit:

Elon Musk: “China rocks in my opinion.”


~ by Joel Huan on August 9, 2020.

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