PISA study results: Luxembourg falls under OECD average

PISA study results: Luxembourg falls under OECD average

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) found student performance has declined by the equivalent of more than a full school year in maths and nearly a full year in reading and science. "We need to make sure that like other high-performing countries we're attracting our best and brightest into teaching degrees at university", she said.

The study, which was published today, also showed no improvement trend in developed countries over two decades.

Amin said the Pisa 2018 which involved 6,111 participants selected to represent 388,638 of 15-year-old students in the country, also showed that they only read when they were forced to or for a specific objective rather than as an interest.

The latest analysis was carried out previous year among its 37 member states and 42 partner countries and economies.

According to results released by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Malaysia scored 440, 438 and 415 in mathematics, science, and reading, respectively.

In reading, which the OECD considers its headline indicator of education potential, the best performing OECD state was the tiny Baltic nation of Estonia, followed by Canada, Finland and Ireland.

Yet their combined populations amount to over 180 million people, and the size of each region is equivalent to a typical OECD country.

Girls perform better than boys with a non-statistically significant difference of 2 points (the OECD average is 2 points higher for girls).

"Australia's falling performance is alarming", she said.

Among OECD countries, 67 percent of students reported being satisfied with their lives, down 5 percentage points from 2015.

Luxembourg's results fell under the OECD average, and were also lower than all three neighbouring countries.

The ATA says the results show how if Alberta were a country, its public education system would globally rank third in reading, third in science and eighth in math.

The ranking, released once every three years, tests the performances of 15-year-old schoolgoers.

The OECD praised Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey and Uruguay for enrolling many more 15-year-olds in secondary education "without sacrificing the quality of the education provided".

Alberta students scored third in the world in reading and fourth in science.

"The percentage of Malaysian students reading and searching for information online has increased significantly, and nearly equals the OECD average", he said.

'Against this background, it is disappointing that in many countries a student's or school's post code remains the strongest predictor of their achievement, ' he said.

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