Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/12/2016. Tags: Teachers Education And Politics
Irish 15 year olds have performed above average in an international assessment, carried out by the OECD, which focussed on Science, Maths and Reading.
The Programme for International Student Assessment
(PISA) is carried out every three years. 6,000 Irish students took part in 2015 along with half a million other students from 72 countries, including 35 OECD countries.
This year, Irish students ranked 3rd in literacy skills and came 13th in both maths and science out of the35 developed countries.
The assessment adapted a new computer-based testing which may have led to the across the board drop in performance in science when compared to the 2012 study.
Over 50% of Irish students admitted to never having done this type of computer-based test before.
The study also found that the gender gaps in Ireland are widening in science and maths, with boys scoring higher than girls. Boys are also performing much better in reading although girls still do better in this subject.
Read the Full Report here.