Singapore’s students are the best in the world in math, science and reading, proclaims Quartz, which has been crunching the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) numbers. “Finland has fallen from its perch (though it remains a very high performer).
Massachusetts and North Carolina students were tested separately.
In science, Massachusetts teens scored far above the U.S. and international average in science, and also were above average in reading and math.
The U.S. isn’t going to turn into Singapore, but perhaps more states could emulate Massachusetts.
Canada also does well on PISA, while spending less on education than the U.S.