Newspaper article China Post

Taiwan Places Fourth in Math: OECD Assessment

Newspaper article China Post

Taiwan Places Fourth in Math: OECD Assessment

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Mathematics remains one of the strengths of Taiwanese students, according to an assessment conducted under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Taiwan PISA National Center head Hung Pi-hsia ([...]) yesterday held a press conference at the National University of Tainan ([...]) and announced the results of the latest edition of PISA.

Taiwanese students placed fourth in mathematics behind Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong.

PISA, the Programme for International Student Assessment, started in 2000 and is held every three years. Taiwan began taking part in the assessment in 2006.

A total of 65 countries and economies took part in the latest edition of PISA, involving more than 510,000 students. A total of 6,037 Taiwanese students from 163 different junior high schools and vocational schools took part in the assessment.

The latest assessment was primarily focused on mathematics with secondary focuses on science and reading. …

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