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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.
PISA 2012 Results: Creative Problem Solving: Students’ skills in tackling real-life problems (Volume V) examines the extent to which 15-year-olds have acquired the problem-solving skills needed in the 21st century.
This fourth volume of PISA 2012 results examines how student performance is associated with various characteristics of individual schools and school systems.
This report compares the performance of 15-year-olds in the United States in PISA against the global patterns and trends.
This first volume of PISA 2012 results summarises the performance of students in mathematics, reading, and science in PISA 2012.
This second volume of PISA 2012 results defines and measures equity in education and analyses how equity in education has evolved across countries between PISA 2003 and 2012.
This third volume of PISA 2012 results explores students’ engagement with and at school, their drive and motivation to succeed, and the beliefs they hold about themselves as mathematics learners.
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One-third of the population of OECD countries hold an upper secondary vocational education and training (VET) qualification as their highest educational attainment, and it is estimated that nearly half will graduate from a VET programme in their lifetime.