E Magazine Issue 10 January 2020

China Rules The Roost In PISA 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”peacoc” style=”shadow”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

eenagers from China’s wealthiest regions have outdone students in some of the richest countries of the world in an annual international test taken for reading, math and science. The results show that most 15-year-old Chinese students aced the test in all three categories, achieving the maximum highest level 4 rating. Majority of the students belonged to Beijing, Shanghai, and the eastern provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang.The findings were reported following the results of the 2018 Program International Student Assessment (PISA), an international standardized testing that gauges the efficacy of education systems around the world. The test is conducted every three years by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a body of the world’s richest economies.Chinese students’ rise to the top meant that the previous test’s leader, Singapore, was pushed to the second spot. For years, Singapore’s education system has been ranked as one of best in the world, with its students regularly featured at the top of various global educational tests. However, the study said that the difference in Singapore’s scores compared to the four Chinese regions was not “statistically significantly different”.Students in the US were ranked at level 3 for reading and science, and level 2 for math. British teens achieved a level 3 ranking in all three categories.