TV News LIES

Saturday, Aug 19th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest Where are the smartest 15-year-olds in the world?

Where are the smartest 15-year-olds in the world?

E-mail Print PDF

smartest kidsThe academic performance of 15-year-olds in the United States has stayed relatively the same in recent years, but with other nations improving, American students are slipping behind their international counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released data on the 2012 academic performance of 15-year-olds around the world in three subjects: reading, mathematics, and science.

"We are not seeing any improvement in the U.S. … our ranking is slipping because other countries are improving," said Jack Buckley, NCES commissioner.

Shanghai, one of three educational systems in China that participated in the assessment -- known as the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) -- has remained the top performer in all three subjects. Sixty-five countries took part in all.

Singapore, the Republic of Korea, and Japan also had high averages.

The assessment was developed and organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and is implemented in the U.S. by NCES.

PISA is designed to evaluate what students have learned inside and outside of school and how well they apply that knowledge in real-world contexts.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Trump Job Approval Rating Now at 34%, New Low

Trump sad over low ratingsPresident Donald Trump's job approval rating in Gallup Daily tracking is at 34% for the three-day...

Fox News Suspends Eric Bolling After Sex-Harassment Accusations Disclosed

Eric Volling suspended for lewd photosFox News Channel suspended Eric Bolling, a host and contributor whose on-air presence at the 21st...

Trump White House weighs unprecedented plan to privatize much of the war in Afghanistan

Plan to privatize war in AfghanistanThe White House is actively considering a bold plan to turn over a big chunk of...

DOJ warns the media could be targeted in crackdown on leaks

DOJ warns media about leaksAttorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday announced a government-wide crackdown on leakers, which will include a...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!