By: Chen Chih-chung and William Yen
Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Taiwan has reached eighth place out of 50 countries that took part in an international
comparative assessment of student achievement in reading, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Tuesday.
The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016 international assessment of reading comprehension found Taiwan scoring 559 on average, which advanced the country one place higher in the rankings relative to 2011, the last time the study was conducted.
The study, which is conducted every five years, assesses the reading and comprehension at the fourth grade level of the participating countries and areas.
The PIRLS 2016 rankings found Taiwan to have surpassed the PIRLS Scale Centerpoint score of 500.