Yesterday, PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) released their latest results. The news for United States is grim. The PISA system allows countries to compare learning outcomes of students as they reach the end of compulsory schooling (age 15).
PISA’s objective is to determine students’ readiness for real-world challenges. Specifically, PISA assesses the application of math, science, and language knowledge to problems and contexts of modern life. 65 countries now participate in this assessment program. The United States ranked near the bottom of all industrialized countries.