Latin America Lags In Math, Science, and Reading skills

Posted on December 13, 2016 • Filed under: Latin America News, Social Issues reported for science, math and reading skills, Latin American countries remain below average worldwide. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) tested 540,000 15-year-old students in 72 countries. The main focus was on science, an increasingly important part of today’s economy and society. Singapore outperforms the rest of the world. The top-performing countries: Japan, Estonia, Finland and Canada. Low-performing countries include Colombia and Peru. Performance by US students was either average or below average. Although education spending has increased over the last ten years, only 12 OECD countries showed improvement in science performance. Read Article

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