Are you smarter than a 15-year-old student?

China 24

Every three years, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducts an assessment of education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in science, reading and mathematics. There are also sections in collaborative problem solving and financial literacy.

Are you smarter than a 15-year-old student?

Every three years, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducts an assessment of education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in science, reading and mathematics. There are also sections in collaborative problem solving and financial literacy.

We obtained sample questions from the OECD’s exam. Test your skills here (press “submit” when done to see your score):

 

 

In all, 72 countries are evaluated, with 540,000 students taking the two-hour test.

China ranks near the top of the list. The United States is barely in the top 30.

 

CGTN’s Han Peng looked into why test scores tend to be higher in China than the United States.

Why do Chinese students have higher test scores than Americans?

Every three years, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducts an assessment of education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in science, reading and mathematics. There are also sections in collaborative problem solving and financial literacy. CGTN’s Han Peng looked into why test scores tend to be higher in China than the United States.


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