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Jobs, wealth and individual well-being depend on what people can do with what they know. There is no shortcut to equipping people with the right skills and to providing them with opportunities to use their skills effectively. If there’s one lesson the global economy has taught us, it is that governments cannot simply spend their way out of a crisis.
This OECD Skills Strategy Spotlight sets out how the tax code affects skills development decisions, individuals’ and companies' skills decisions.
Across OECD countries, 18% of students skipped classes at least once in the two weeks prior to the PISA test, and 15% of students skipped a day of school or more over the same period.
Much of the media coverage around PISA focused on the strong performance of Asia’s students, leaving many to wonder why other countries failed to score as high.
Asian countries outperform the rest of the world in the OECD’s latest PISA survey, which evaluates the knowledge and skills of the world’s 15-year-olds. PISA 2012 tested more than 510,000 students in 65 countries and economies on maths, reading and science. The main focus was on maths.
Asian economies top OECD's latest PISA survey of global education, underscoring the key role of hard work and quality teaching.
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Note summarising the performance of 15-year-old students in Austria in the PISA 2012 assessment of mathematics, reading and science.
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Faits marquants sur la performance de la France lors de l'enquête PISA 2012 sur les compétences des élèves en mathématiques, en compréhension de l'écrit et en sciences.
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Note summarising the performance of Italy in the PISA 2012 assessment of mathematics, reading and science.
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Note summarising the performance of 15-year-old students in the United States in the PISA 2012 assessment of mathematics, reading and science