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In 2012, Mexican 15-year-old students scored 413 points, on average, on the PISA mathematics assessment – an increase of 28 points since PISA 2003 and the biggest improvement among OECD countries.
Featuring more than 150 charts, 300 tables, and over 100 000 figures, it provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD’s 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries.
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Tertiary attainment rates are above the average, but remain virtually unchanged since 2010. Although tertiary attainment has expanded in Belgium over the last decade, the rate of increase is slowing down. In fact, the attainment rate of the adult population (25-64 year-olds) has remained unchanged at 35% since 2010, only slightly above the OECD average of 33%.
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Korea has a huge educational gap between the younger and older generations.
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Upper secondary education is the most common level of education attained in Chile, and progress across generations is notable. Upper secondary education, which consolidates students’ basic skills and knowledge, aims to prepare students for entry into tertiary education or the labour market.
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Upper secondary education is the most commonly attained level of education in most OECD countries. Poland is no exception: for more than 60% of the population, upper secondary education is the highest education level attained.
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Russia continues to rank first in tertiary attainment, but this is not reflected in the level of literacy skills among the population.
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While a large proportion of adults in the United States have university-level education, the tertiary attainment rate is increasing much faster in many other countries.
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As in other Scandinavian countries, lifelong learning is very well developed in Sweden, and contributes to making the system inclusive.
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Not only have the Dutch achieved high levels of education, they also rank among the most skilled.