Stu­dent test scores down from 2012

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Chi­nese stu­dents’ scores fell across the board in science, read­ing and math­e­mat­ics in the 2015 Pro­gram for In­ter­na­tional Stu­dent Assess­ment (PISA) tests com­pared with a 2012 assess­ment, though they were able to re­tain their top 10 rank­ing in science and math.

Stu­dents in Bei­jing, Jiangsu, Guang­dong and Shang­hai took the two-hour test, ad­min­is­tered last year by the Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Eco­nomic Co­op­er­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment (OECD).

In 2012, Shang­hai was the only Chi­nese main­land city par­tak­ing in the assess­ment. Shang­hai has been par­tic­i­pat­ing in the PISA since 2009.

Stu­dents in Bei­jing-Shang­haiJiangsu-Guang­dong, as de­noted by the OECD in the assess­ment, scored a me­dian 518 in science in 2015, com­pared with the 580 that stu­dents from Shang­hai scored in 2012. They scored 494 in read­ing in 2015, com­pared with 570 in 2012, and 531 in math­e­mat­ics, com­pared with 613 in 2012.

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