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What the latest standardized school tests really tell us - Los Angeles Times;

What the latest standardized school tests really tell us - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWhat the latest standardized school tests really tell usLos Angeles TimesResults for the latest round of international standardized tests for high schoolers are in, and once again U.S. students find themselves in the middle of the global pack. This has provoked yet more hand-wringing about the quality of American schools ...and more »

Worst ever PISA results for Icelandic schoolchildren - Iceland Monitor;

Worst ever PISA results for Icelandic schoolchildren - Iceland Monitor

Iceland MonitorWorst ever PISA results for Icelandic schoolchildrenIceland MonitorIcelandic fifteen-year-olds achieved their lowest ever score in maths, science and reading in the 2015 PISA tests and now lag behind students in many other developed countries, it has emerged. The PISA tests are a worldwide study of students ...and more »

Did the Education Ministry artificially boost Malaysia's school scores? - Malaysiakini (subscription)

Did the Education Ministry artificially boost Malaysia's school scores?Malaysiakini (subscription)MP SPEAKS When the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) 2015 results were released on Dec 6, officials from the Education Ministry were quoted in a news report as taking pride that Malaysia's Pisa's scores for Mathematics, Reading and ...and more »

Ong: Did ministry try to rig results for Pisa 2015 report? - Free Malaysia Today;

Ong: Did ministry try to rig results for Pisa 2015 report? - Free Malaysia Today

Free Malaysia TodayOng: Did ministry try to rig results for Pisa 2015 report?Free Malaysia TodayDAP's Ong Kian Ming says highly likely that Pisa authorities recognised education ministry's attempt to rig sample size in order to artificially boost its scores. Ong-Kian-Ming PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's results in the Program for International Student ...and more »

Whole lot of shakin' goin' on - Washington Times;

Whole lot of shakin' goin' on - Washington Times

Washington TimesWhole lot of shakin' goin' onWashington TimesThe little red school house, famous in the lore of the early days of the republic, is long gone, but the memory of it is a nostalgic reminder of how the education of children was once the responsibility of the town. As public education has grown into ...and more »

Are Boys Really Better At Math Than Girls? Male Students Outperform In Science Tests - International Business Times;

Are Boys Really Better At Math Than Girls? Male Students Outperform In Science Tests - International Business Times

International Business TimesAre Boys Really Better At Math Than Girls? Male Students Outperform In Science TestsInternational Business TimesIt's an old saying that anything boys can do girls can do better, but that may not actually be true when it comes to math and science. Results released this week from the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment showed 15-year-old male ...and more »

New exam results may support Trump's claim that some American schools are worse than those in '3rd-world' countries - Business Insider;

New exam results may support Trump's claim that some American schools are worse than those in '3rd-world' countries - Business Insider

Business InsiderNew exam results may support Trump's claim that some American schools are worse than those in '3rd-world' countriesBusiness InsiderThroughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly disparaged what he saw as America's failing school system. "We are rated 28 in the world. The United States, think of it, 28 in the world," he said in a video he uploaded to Facebook earlier ...and more »

China's students fall in rank on assessment test - Chinadaily USA

China's students fall in rank on assessment testChinadaily USAChinese students' scores fell across the board in science, reading and mathematics in the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests compared with a 2012 assessment, though they were able to retain their top 10 ranking in science ...and more »

How Do American Students Compare to Their International Peers? - The Atlantic;

How Do American Students Compare to Their International Peers? - The Atlantic

The AtlanticHow Do American Students Compare to Their International Peers?The AtlanticLike ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. U.S. students are stagnating in reading and science proficiency while their math performance declined slightly, based on new results from an international ...and more »

Pisa: 'Surely the education debate being informed by evidence from more than one country is a good thing' - TES News;

Pisa: 'Surely the education debate being informed by evidence from more than one country is a good thing' - TES News

TES NewsPisa: 'Surely the education debate being informed by evidence from more than one country is a good thing'TES NewsAnd so it begins. Even before the Programme for International Student Assessment 2015 results were published, my Twitter feed was crammed with debate about Pisa; including from those who think we can effortlessly transfer the excellent results from the ...and more »

Canada has one of the best education systems in the world, so why can't we stop debating discovery math? - National Post;

Canada has one of the best education systems in the world, so why can't we stop debating discovery math? - National Post

National PostCanada has one of the best education systems in the world, so why can't we stop debating discovery math?National PostThe Canadian education system is ranked among the best in the world, with our nation's students coming seventh overall in a new international study of school systems — but despite the largely good news, Tuesday's report has once again ignited the ...and more »

Greek High School Students Score Below OECD Average in Math, Science and Reading - Greek Reporter;

Greek High School Students Score Below OECD Average in Math, Science and Reading - Greek Reporter

Greek ReporterGreek High School Students Score Below OECD Average in Math, Science and ReadingGreek ReporterThe OECD organized the PISA exam, or Program for International Student Assessment, and tested 540,000 students across 72 countries. When the results came in, Greeks placed 43rd in science and math and 41st place in reading. Some 5,500 Greek ...and more »

Italians study more than their peers but do worse at school: OECD - The Local Italy;

Italians study more than their peers but do worse at school: OECD - The Local Italy

The Local ItalyItalians study more than their peers but do worse at school: OECDThe Local ItalyItalian schoolchildren lag behind their peers in key skills, despite spending more time on their studies, global school rankings by the OECD revealed. The Pisa (Programme for International Student Assessment) education rankings compared 540,000 ...and more »

PISA global education survey shows Icelandic education lacking - IceNews;

PISA global education survey shows Icelandic education lacking - IceNews

IceNewsPISA global education survey shows Icelandic education lackingIceNewsIcelandic students have never measured poorer in all three areas of OECD's PISA, global education survey. The 2015 survey found Iceland to be notably below the other Nordic countries' and below the OECD average in all areas. The PISA survey is made ...and more »

DAP slams ministry over 'unrecognised Pisa results' - Free Malaysia Today;

DAP slams ministry over 'unrecognised Pisa results' - Free Malaysia Today

Free Malaysia TodayDAP slams ministry over 'unrecognised Pisa results'Free Malaysia TodayPETALING JAYA: Lim Kit Siang has criticised the education ministry for making claims over the latest report under the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) 2015, when Malaysia had been omitted from the Pisa ranking this year. Saying ...and more »

Pisa results are in: Finland's gender gap in science wider than anywhere else in OECD - Helsinki Times;

Pisa results are in: Finland's gender gap in science wider than anywhere else in OECD - Helsinki Times

Helsinki TimesPisa results are in: Finland's gender gap in science wider than anywhere else in OECDHelsinki Times“The primary school is in need of an urgent reform, as too many have lost their motivation [to study], Sanni Grahn-Laasonen (NCP), the Minister of Education and Culture, said in a news conference on Monday. Finnish 15-year-old learners remain among the ...and more »

Estonia and Finland have best EU science teaching - EUobserver;

Estonia and Finland have best EU science teaching - EUobserver

EUobserverEstonia and Finland have best EU science teachingEUobserverEstonian and Finnish high school students do best at science out of the EU according to a study by the OECD, a Paris-based club of industrialised nations. The so-called Pisa survey, carried out last year, tested the science, maths, and reading skills ...and more »

Non-grammar pupils three years behind peers in top schools in Northern Ireland - Belfast Telegraph;

Non-grammar pupils three years behind peers in top schools in Northern Ireland - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphNon-grammar pupils three years behind peers in top schools in Northern IrelandBelfast TelegraphTeenagers who attend non-selective secondary schools can be up to three years behind their. 1 1 Teenagers who attend non-selective secondary schools can be up to three years behind their grammar school counterparts. Teenagers who attend ...and more »

New fears Irish teens don't make the grade in science and maths - Irish Independent;

New fears Irish teens don't make the grade in science and maths - Irish Independent

Irish IndependentNew fears Irish teens don't make the grade in science and mathsIrish IndependentThe fall in Ireland's performance in an international science test for 15-year-olds is being partly linked to a lack of engagement with computers in schools. The latest OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) showed a rise to third ...and more »

Australia is very average when it comes to maths and science performance – here's what needs to change - The Conversation AU;

Australia is very average when it comes to maths and science performance – here's what needs to change - The Conversation AU

The Conversation AUAustralia is very average when it comes to maths and science performance – here's what needs to changeThe Conversation AUAlan Finkel does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.and more »