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Young Italians’ difficulties in finding work threaten to undermine investment in education.
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Note summarising the performance of Italy in the PISA 2012 assessment of mathematics, reading and science.
Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were 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.
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
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Entry rates for higher education increased after Italy introduced a new degree structure in the early 2000s. While university-level attainment still remains below the OECD average, the gap for younger generations of Italians is expected to narrow over the next decade.
Governments should invest more in disadvantaged schools and students to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance, according to a new OECD report.
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This PISA report presents the performance of Italian 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics and science, and compares them with the results for students from 31 other countries.