PISA results not flattering for Filipino students

Pisa Results Not Flattering For Filipino Students

The Philippines is ranked the lowest in reading comprehension and second lowest in science and mathematics among 79 countries, results of the newly released Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) show.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) tested around 600,000 15-year-old students in 79 countries through the PISA programme.

For the Philippines, test results showed that one in four students is unable to complete even the most basic reading tasks. The OECD said that this could mean these students may struggle in their lives while living in a digital world.

PISA results revealed that the Philippines has an average reading score of 340, the lowest among the countries surveyed.

“Reading proficiency is essential for a wide variety of human activities – from following instructions in a manual; to finding out the who, what, when, where and why of an event; to communicating with others for a specific purpose or transaction,” the OECD said.

“PISA recognises that evolving technologies have changed the ways people read and exchange information, whether at home, at school or in the workplace,” the organisation noted.

Further, the Philippines obtained an average score of 353 in science and 357 in mathematics, which is also quite unflattering.

Chinese cities top the ranking

The cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zheijang in China topped all the categories. They were followed by Singapore, Macao, Hong Kong and Estonia.

The survey suggested that interventions in the education system should be made to the students of countries with low results such as the Philippines, where relationship between a student’s learning capabilities and socio-economic status is strong.

Regionally, Indonesia and Thailand also didn’t fare well in the PISA test. For example, Thailand ranked 56th for maths, 66th for reading, and 52nd for sciences, way below the OECD average. Malaysia’s results were a bit better, but the country also ranks below the OECD average.

The next PISA test results are due for 2021 and 2024, respectively. The 2021 test will focus on mathematics with an additional test in creative thinking, and the 2024 test will focus on science and include an optional assessment of competence in foreign language.

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The Philippines is ranked the lowest in reading comprehension and second lowest in science and mathematics among 79 countries, results of the newly released Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) show. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) tested around 600,000 15-year-old students in 79 countries through the PISA programme. For the Philippines, test results showed that one in four students is unable to complete even the most basic reading tasks. The OECD said that this could mean these students may struggle in their lives while living in a digital world. PISA results revealed that the Philippines has an...

Pisa Results Not Flattering For Filipino Students

The Philippines is ranked the lowest in reading comprehension and second lowest in science and mathematics among 79 countries, results of the newly released Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) show.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) tested around 600,000 15-year-old students in 79 countries through the PISA programme.

For the Philippines, test results showed that one in four students is unable to complete even the most basic reading tasks. The OECD said that this could mean these students may struggle in their lives while living in a digital world.

PISA results revealed that the Philippines has an average reading score of 340, the lowest among the countries surveyed.

“Reading proficiency is essential for a wide variety of human activities – from following instructions in a manual; to finding out the who, what, when, where and why of an event; to communicating with others for a specific purpose or transaction,” the OECD said.

“PISA recognises that evolving technologies have changed the ways people read and exchange information, whether at home, at school or in the workplace,” the organisation noted.

Further, the Philippines obtained an average score of 353 in science and 357 in mathematics, which is also quite unflattering.

Chinese cities top the ranking

The cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zheijang in China topped all the categories. They were followed by Singapore, Macao, Hong Kong and Estonia.

The survey suggested that interventions in the education system should be made to the students of countries with low results such as the Philippines, where relationship between a student’s learning capabilities and socio-economic status is strong.

Regionally, Indonesia and Thailand also didn’t fare well in the PISA test. For example, Thailand ranked 56th for maths, 66th for reading, and 52nd for sciences, way below the OECD average. Malaysia’s results were a bit better, but the country also ranks below the OECD average.

The next PISA test results are due for 2021 and 2024, respectively. The 2021 test will focus on mathematics with an additional test in creative thinking, and the 2024 test will focus on science and include an optional assessment of competence in foreign language.

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