Topping the charts - Singapore has done it again
Singapore excelled over the rest of the world in the latest OECD’s PISA 2015 survey.
Singapore reigned at the very top in every one of the three categories evaluated - Science, Reading, Maths.
The PISA survey is an assessment of the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems.
The OECD report unveils the policies that successful countries share:
- high and universal expectations for all students;
- a strong focus on great teaching;
- resources targeted at struggling students and schools;
- a commitment to coherent, long-term strategies.
The top OECD countries in the PISA report were Japan, Estonia, Finland and Canada.
Hong Kong and other affluent Chinese-majority entities have also topped the charts.
The OECD’s PISA 2015 tested around 540,000 15-year-old students in 72 countries and economies, on science, reading, maths and collaborative problem-solving, with science as the main focus.
A PISA case study on the module for Singapore historical success:
- Efficiently preparing students for its burgeoning manufacturing sector.
- In recent years it has moved towards “increased flexibility and variety.
- Current - each school in Singapore offers a range of learning experiences to develop students holistically.
- Teachers are the pillars of Singapore’s education system who inhabit “a culture of dedication, collaborative learning and professional excellence.
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