Tuesday, December 3, 2013

3/12/2013: Some top level results from PISA 2012: Irish Education Performance

PISA results are out today. Here's the link: http://www.oecd.org/pisa/keyfindings/pisa-2012-results.htm

And some snapshots of Ireland's performance:

And comparatives to Hong Kong, Korea and Shanghai (just because we think we have the best educated workforce in the world):
Note: Ireland = Blue
Hong Kong:

And to some European peers:



And so on. Not take these too seriously as standardised testing is hardly indicative of many important aspects and traits relating to education, but... we are reasonably good in reading skills, mediocre in mathematics and sciences... Improving in sciences, flat in maths, slightly down in reading... oh, and our top students are not really at the races, while our bottom students are. So who do we compete against? The brightest or the lowest performers? Makes you wonder, right?
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