Student test scores down from 2012
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.