Bulgarian, Romanian Pupils Worst in Maths among EU 27Education | November 16, 2011, Wednesday // 14:49| views
File photo of a Bulgarian school class by Sofia Photo Agency
Students in Bulgaria, as well as those in Romania and Turkey, have a a considerably lower average achievement in mathematics than their counterparts in the other Eurydice countries, according to a European Commission report published Wednesday.
In 2009, the average mathematics performance in the EU 27 was 493.9. Finland had the highest results (540.1), followed by the Flemish Community of Belgium (536.7) and Liechtenstein (536), according to results from PISA (Program for International Student Assessment).
The mean scores in Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey were between 50 and 70 points lower than the EU-27 average, the results show.
The best performing European education systems did less well than students in the top performing countries/regions worldwide (Shanghai-China (600), Singapore (562), and Hong-Kong-China (555), but performed at about the same level as students in Korea (546) and Chinese Taipei (543).
Results from PISA are reported using scales with an average score of 500 and a standard deviation of 100 set for students from all OECD participating countries.
The EC report can be read HERE.
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