As predicted, the latest Organisation for Econimic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report has shown that Kiwi kids have plunged in the international PISA scores (read NZ’s Education System Gets a Resounding F, Must Try Harder for background)
We’ve not seen the report because it is embargoed until 11am Paris time 3/12/2013, so we apologise for only having NZ news reports to go on. Thus:
“Labour education spokesman Chris Hipkins broke the embargo on the report in Parliament today asking Education Minister Hekia Parata about the survey which showed New Zealand’s ranking falling from seventh to 18th in science, from 12th to 23rd in maths and from seventh to 13th in reading.
Parata said she could not comment on the report, which was under a strict embargo until tonight…”
As soon as we see it we’ll get it to you, it will be very interesting to see which countries are doing better than New Zealand.
The report is obviously going to have repercussions for New Zealand’s lucrative billion dollar international student industry, often touted to Asian countries as “world class.”
Educate your kids in Ireland
Here’s the link to the report’s key findings http://www.oecd.org/pisa/keyfindings/PISA-2012-results-snapshot-Volume-I-ENG.pdf. If you want to give your kids a quality education in English send them to Ireland, not only does it have higher levels of attainment but it is also a lot safer than New Zealand.
More about PISA
Since 2000, the OECD has been evaluating the knowledge and skills of the world’s 15-year-olds through its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test. More than 510,000 students in 65 economies took part in the latest test, which covered maths, reading and science, with the main focus on maths. PISA results reveal what is possible in education by showing what students in the highest-performing and most rapidly improving education systems can do.
Strong performers and successful reformers in education share some key characteristics:a belief in the potential of all their students, strong political will, and the capacity of all stakeholders to make sustained and concerted efforts towards improvement. (PISA in Focus N. 34) source
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