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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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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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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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Not only have the Dutch achieved high levels of education, they also rank among the most skilled.
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En 2012, los estudiantes mexicanos de 15 años obtuvieron 413 puntos en promedio, en la evaluación de matemáticas de la prueba PISA – un aumento de 28 puntos desde PISA 2003, de los más importantes entre los países de la OCDE.
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Canada has a highly educated population, due in large part to high attainment rates at the college level In 2012, 53% of Canadian adults held a tertiary qualification, the highest share among OECD countries (OECD average: 32%).
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Austria’s relative spending on individuals’ tertiary education is among the highest in the OECD. Austria puts great emphasis on tertiary education which is reflected in the level of public investment: its spending on individuals’ tertiary education relative to lower levels of education is among the highest of the OECD countries.
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Tertiary educational attainment continues to rise, but remains well below the OECD average.