ENGLAND’s Schools Succeed In Problem-Solving Test

According a report on BBC online – Education, England’s teenagers are “significantly above average” in problem-solving skills. This has been made known from the results of international tests.

After many disappointments in international school tests for us, these latest global rankings from the OECD put England in 11th place.

The OECD puts England as second highest in Europe, behind Finland, in tests of how pupils can apply their knowledge. Singapore and South Korea were top in tests taken by 15-year-olds. This is quite interesting because we know that problem solving will be quiet essential for future job chances for young people.

The problem-solving tests were taken at the same time as the Pisa tests, which compare how well pupils perform in maths, reading and science.

It found that pupils in England were much better than their performance in Pisa tests, where they failed to make the top 20 in any subject.

Our pupils’ performance puts them above countries such as Germany, the United States and Sweden. Wow that is some good news we can sure handle.

source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-26823184

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