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So bad, the Swiss students in the new Pisa cut-Test

Pisa is the largest international student comparison study. It is conducted every three years by the Organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD). For the latest edition of the OECD tested 600'000 people at the age of 15 years, from 79 countries.

In each study, a different focus. This Time the focus was on reading literacy, and open to, the Swiss students revealed weaknesses. On average, they scored 484 points. In doing so, Switzerland is only on the 27. Place.

Almost a quarter of 15-year-old Swiss did not reach the so-called Level 2, you should at least the basic idea and the possible purpose of a text of medium length, as well as the information contained therein can make use of.

six years Ago, the situation was very different, as the students came up with a score of 509 and thus significantly above the average for the OECD countries. In the meantime, Switzerland has lost this advantage.

"Every second adolescent in Switzerland reads texts for pleasure," says Martin Verner from the Institute for educational evaluation at the University of Zurich for the sampling and the implementation for Pisa 2018 in Switzerland is partly responsible. And the study shows that the joy of reading correlation with the reading skills strong. Many 15-Year-old could read no Fun anymore, a literary book, a newspaper article or even a Magazine to contribute to, adds Verner. You felt this as a waste of time.

As of the Pisa report States, has led the digital transformation that the reading has decreased competence in the past years. So, for example, the Smartphone have changed the way of how people read information and exchange. One out of every Ten could not distinguish what is fact and what is opinion.

Also in the natural Sciences, the Trend is pointing downwards. The Swiss young people have deteriorated compared to the last Pisa-Test by 11 points. Still, they are cut just above the OECD.

In comparison to all the countries of Switzerland lands in the natural Sciences on the 23. Ranking, ahead of France and Austria, but behind Germany. It is striking that in all categories, first place in the latest Pisa study, China's, the second, respectively, in Singapore and the third to the Chinese special administrative region of Macao.

In mathematics, is also dominated by the Asians. Switzerland is right behind the Top 10 and has only three European countries in front of. In the last Test three years ago, she took the 8. Rank.

compared to the previous Test, the Switzerland has deteriorated in this category, but only slightly. With 515 points it is clearly above the average for the OECD countries.

In Switzerland, 5822, students from 231 different schools took part in the survey. Two hours later, they were tested in math, science and reading comprehension and have all the tasks, not on paper, but as the previous Test in the year 2015 on the Computer solved.

Created: 03.12.2019, 09:01 PM

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