Belarusian School Students Perform Well at PISA Test

On December 3, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the results of its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 study, giving an international standardized assessments of educational attainment. Belarus was included in the study for the first time.

The 2018 participants had to take a two-hour test that focused on reading, with the addition of mathematics, science and global competencies, including the skills, values and behaviors essential for young people to succeed in the modern world. In Belarus, 5,803 tenth-year students from 234 schools took part in the PISA tests

Belarusian pupils scored 474 points in the Reading section, 472 points in Mathematics, and 471 points in Science. Overall, China scored the highest, with 555, 591, and 590 points respectively.

This year, more than 600,000 pupils from 79 countries took part in the PISA study. Alongside with Belarus, this was the first year of participation for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Morocco, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine.

PISA is a worldwide study by OECD in member and non-member nations. It is intended to evaluate educational systems by measuring 15-year-old school pupils' scholastic performance on mathematics, science, and reading. The study was first performed in 2000 and then repeated every three years.

Belarusian School Students Perform Well at PISA Test