Taiwanese 15-year-old students place 4th out of 72 countries in math and science categories of the in PISA test
By: Keoni Everington, Staff Writer
Taiwan’s 15-year-old students ranked fourth in the world in both science and math, based on the
latest results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which is a worldwide study carried out by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Launched in 2000, PISA is undertaken once every three years to test the abilities of 15-year-old students in the core academic disciplines of reading, math and science. Taiwanese students have participated in the aptitude tests since 2006.
Around 540,000 students from 72 countries took part in PISA in 2015, with 7,708 Taiwanese students participating from 214 schools, including middle schools, high schools, vocational schools, and five-year junior colleges. [FULL STORY]