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The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students. To date, students representing more than 70 economies have participated in the assessment.
Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results will be released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.
The transition from school to work in Germany is remarkably smooth. An excellent vocational education and training (VET) system ensures that young people are well-prepared when they enter the labour market and can find jobs that match their qualifications.
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
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Germany’s early childhood education system is fairly well-developed: 96% of four-year-olds are enrolled in early childhood education programmes, and 89% of three-year-olds are. These levels are well above the respective OECD averages of 79% and 66%.
Governments should invest more in disadvantaged schools and students to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance, according to a new OECD report.
Schülerinnen und Schüler an deutschen Schulen haben in der PISA-Studie zum ersten Mal ein Ergebnis signifikant über dem OECD-Durchschnitt erreicht. Im Bereich Naturwissenschaften, dem Schwerpunkt von PISA 2006, erzielten sie durchschnittlich 516 Punkte. Berücksichtigt man die statistische Unsicherheit liegt Deutschland damit zwischen Rang 7 und 13 unter den 30 OECD-Ländern. In den Bereichen Lesen und Mathematik liegen die Ergebnisse
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This PISA report presents the performance of German 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics and science, and compares them with the results for students from 31 other countries.