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Which region in the world has the smartest kids? According to the OECD, it’s East Asia

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Students from Tran Dai Nghia High School near Can Tho, Vietnam (Photo: D7K_4030 by makzhou, used under CC BY-NC 4.0 / cropped from original)


With the release last month of the latest PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) results by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), it is apparent that many of the highest achieving students in the world are in East Asia.
 
Just as in the recently released TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) results, Singapore leads the world in every subject in PISA, outperforming other economies and countries by a significant margin. Students in Singapore perform at a level that is up to two years ahead of their regional and OECD counterparts in science, mathematics and reading. Moreover, almost all Singaporean students have reached a basic level of proficiency or higher. And they just keep getting better, having significantly reduced performance below basic proficiency.
 
Japan also outperforms most participating economies in science, mathematics and reading. However, its score in reading has declined since the last round. Still, as in Singapore, 90% of students have reached a basic level of proficiency or above.

Điều gì lý giải cho kết quả ấn tượng của Việt Nam trong kỳ thi PISA 2012?

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Kết quả của kỳ thi PISA 2012 - Chương trình đánh giá học sinh quốc tế (Program for international Student Assessment) cho thấy hệ thống giáo dục phổ thông của Việt Nam thành công hơn khá nhiều các hệ thống giáo dục ở các quốc gia giàu có hơn,xét trên khả năng cung cấp cho học sinh những kỹ năng nhận thức cơ bản như đọc, viết và tính toán.

What explains Vietnam’s stunning performance in PISA 2012?

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The results from the Program for international Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 show that Vietnam’s general education system is more successful than systems in many wealthier countries in providing students with strong basic cognitive skills such as reading literacy and numeracy. Participating for the first time in PISA, Vietnam’s 15 year-olds perform on par with their peers in Germany and Austria and better than those in two thirds of participating countries.