Swiss schoolkids are Europe's best at maths

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Over 540,000 students took the test from all participating countries.

Labour education spokesman Chris Hipkins said the figures showed student performance was dropping across all three subject areas. The results, he said, reflected a huge gap of performance between students in elite schools and those in underprivileged schools.

Singapore ranked top of every field in the latest results. The program is carried out by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The district results are then compared to the PISA results. The United States is far from leading the world in education.

US teens still are performing mid-pack relative to their peers around the world on a set of worldwide tests, according to a new report.

This is the first time in three years that Blue Valley has gotten fresh PISA information to see how its students stack up globally.

The U.S. score was 535 in reading and in science it was 496.

The CBI has responded to the OECD's PISA 2015 Scotland results, which focus on 15-year-old attainment in science, reading and mathematics in 72 countries and economies.

The dark orange indicates performance below average.

For reading, the Swiss scored average marks, similar to Austria, France and Italy. They are also strong at science and reading.

Athapol Anunthavorasakul, an academic from Chulalongkorn University's faculty of education, said the Pisa results show Thailand is failing to improve its education quality.

"PISA is an important measure, but it is only one measure of Wales' education system". North Carolina's average scores were not statistically different from the US average scores for all three subjects. The U.S. average score was 470, below the overall OECD test average of 490. However they are still more likely to be drawn to health care, while boys more often express interest in engineering.

Roughly one in ten students - which falls higher at one in four in Singapore - worked at the highest level in science. Schleicher said USA school children spend about 28 hours a week in school and 20 hours after school. Students at top-ranking schools like Mahidol Wittthayanusorn and Chulabhorn Wittayalai scored much higher than their peers that attend less privileged schools.

While the results seem disheartening to Americans, there are some factors that should provide some optimism for the United States, according to Jon Schnur, executive chairman of America Achieves.



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