OECD has published the results of PISA 2009, the most recent edition of its Programme for International Student Assessment. The assessment methodology evaluates a number of abilities and skills of students, such as accessing and retrieving, integrating and interpreting information, their knowledge of mathematics and science, etc.

The rankings list is topped by China, Finland and Korea. Estonia is sharing the 13-14th position together with Switzerland (not a bad company!), closely followed by Poland, Iceland and United States. Interestingly, by student performance Estonia beats such internationally known education strongholds as Sweden, Germany, Denmark and the UK.

In Science Estonia occupies the 9th place, between New Zealand and Australia.

See the official PISA 2009 site for full information.




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