EurActive: Competitiveness and innovation key to educational performance
08 Dec 2004

EurActive: Competitiveness and innovation key to educational performance

Article link: Top EU countries outperform US

08 Dec 2004

Article link: Top EU countries outperform US in education survey

EurActiv reports that a “the latest PISA survey has revealed a widening gap between student performances in OECD countries.” The Programme for International Student Assessment‘s tests of 15-year-olds’ mathematics, science, literacy and problem-solving skills show that EU students outperform US students, particularly in areas of problem-solving and mathematics. The authors of the survey report believe that “the performance of EU education systems shows a close correlation with the EU countries’ competitiveness and innovation capacity.”

Link: OECD – Learning for Tomorrow’s World: First results from PISA 2003

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