PISA study: Today's 15-year-olds weaker in reading and maths than 5 years ago
The skills of 15-year-olds in 2022 in reading, mathematics and science have decreased significantly compared to the knowledge of 15-year-olds in 2018. This is the result of the PISA study.
Albania ranks 62nd out of 80 countries that participated in the study.
The position was not so favorable even in 2018. At that time we were ranked 61st. But the bad news is that over the years, not only have we not recovered, but we have taken steps behind.
From the division of evaluations for the performance of students into 3 bands (the first band included countries with higher performance than the average of OECD countries, the second band in countries with the same average as the OECD, the third band with performance below the OECD average) ) Albania was ranked in the third tier, where countries with low performance below the OECD average were categorized.
In mathematics, Albania received the evaluation of 368 points out of 472 possible points. From the evaluation of the progress of female students in mathematics compared to the PISA 2018 program, Albania has a drop of 69 points, the highest among the 80 countries tested.
For the reading skills of 15-year-old students, Albania was evaluated with 358 points out of 476 points, which is the average. Even in reading compared to the results of 2018, the drop is 47 points.
For students' abilities in science, Albania was evaluated with 376 points out of 485 points. The drop is 41 points compared to the PISA 2018 results.
Compared to the countries of the region, Albania leaves behind only Kosovo.
Serbia is positioned in the 38th place.
Montenegro ranks 50th.
North Macedonia in 56th place.
While Estonia continues to hold the first place in Europe. In the world ranking, the first place is held by Singapore, followed by China, Hong-Kong and Japan.
PISA is an international study started by the OECD in 1997, was administered for the first time in 2000 and now covers over 80 countries. The study is conducted every 3 years and provides comparative data on the performance of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics and science.