What do you think is the secret of Estonia’s success in the PISA rankings?
“It outperforms the major European economies, including the UK, in influential global education tests.
These Pisa tests measure the ability of 15-year-olds to apply their skills and knowledge to real-life problem-solving in reading, maths and science.
The OECD has run the tests since 2000, and most middle and higher income countries take part. The latest results are published on Tuesday.
In the Pisa results published in 2016, Estonia came third in science while the UK was ranked 15th, and in reading Estonia was ranked sixth – far above the UK’s 22nd place.
UK spending on education is relatively high compared to the average across larger economies, but the same is not true of this small Baltic state.
Estonia has made high quality early years education a priority. …”
Wealthy Chinese kids are outperforming the rest of the world in the PISA rankings in reading, math and science. Estonia and China have something important in common.
“CNN – Teens from some of China’s wealthiest regions are outperforming their peers in the world’s richest countries in reading, math and science, according to new results from a global education study.
The survey found that 15-year-old students from Beijing, Shanghai, and the eastern provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang ranked top for all three core subjects, achieving the highest level 4 rating.
Students from the United States were ranked level 3 for reading and science, and level 2 for math, while teens from Britain scored a level 3 ranking in all three categories.
The findings are part of the 2018 Program International Student Assessment (PISA) — a global yardstick of education systems taken every three years by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a grouping of the world’s richest economies. …”
The United States education establishment has squandered billions of dollars to try to raise its relative score and nothing has worked for the past twenty years.
“The performance of American teenagers in reading and math has been stagnant since 2000, according to the latest results of a rigorous international exam, despite a decades-long effort to raise standards and help students compete with peers across the globe.
And the achievement gap in reading between high and low performers is widening. Although the top quarter of American students have improved their performance on the exam since 2012, the bottom 10th percentile lost ground, according to an analysis by the National Center for Education Statistics, a federal agency.
The disappointing results from the exam, the Program for International Student Assessment, were announced on Tuesday and follow those from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, an American test that recently showed that two-thirds of children were not proficient readers. …
Low-performing students have been the focus of decades of bipartisan education overhaul efforts, costing many billions of dollars, that have resulted in a string of national programs — No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, the Common Core State Standards, the Every Student Succeeds Act — but uneven results. “
Lets dig into those results:
The American average score in reading literacy is 505. If we break that number down racially, the average White score is 531 and the average Asian score is 556 while the average black score is 448, the average Hispanic score is 481 and the average multiracial score is 501. White Americans outperform Estonians while Asian-Americans outperform the Chinese. The gap with Estonia and China is due entirely to blacks and Hispanics in the United States.
The American average score in mathematics literacy is 478. If we break that number down racially, the average White score is 503 and the average Asian score is 539 while the average black score is 419, the average Hispanic score is 452 and the average multiracial score is 474. Estonians outperform White Americans with the highest European score of 523, but the White American score is no different from Germany (500), Ireland (500) or the United Kingdom (502). The Asian score of 539 is behind China but above Japan (527) and South Korea (526). Once again, the gap is due entirely to the dismal black and Hispanic scores in the United States which make America less competitive in international rankings.
The American average score in science literacy is 502. If we break that number down racially, the average White score is 529 and the average Asian score is 551 while the average black score is 440, the average Hispanic score is 478 and the average multiracial score is 502. There is no difference between the average White American score of 529 and the average Estonian score of 530. The average Asian-American has a score of 551 which compares to Singapore which also has 551. Once again, the difference in international rankings comes down entirely to racial differences in the United States with blacks dragging down the American average.
What do you call a person who looks at the data, discerns the pattern and notices that there has been no meaningful changes over the past twenty years? You call that person a racist. You destroy that person and say he is evil for being honest and drawing rational conclusions based on empirical evidence that contradict the liberal dogma of equality.
Note: Is this “white supremacy”?
No, Whites underperformed the Chinese but we are not liars!