Every 3 years, thePISA(Program for International Student Assessment) released its study to measure the performance of education systems in countries around the world.Are measured among students, among other things: the reading, mathematical and scientific literacy.If such a classification has the merit to exist, it also raises a lot of criticism ... especially since France is not even in the top 10 of the 2009 report that just came out.Even that is ahead by:
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a worldwide evaluation of 15-year-old school pupils' scholastic performance, performed first in 2000 and repeated every three years. It is coordinated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with a view to improving educational policies and outcomes.
PISA stands in a tradition of international school studies, undertaken since the late 1950s by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). Much of PISA's methodology follows the example of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS, started in 1995), which in turn was much influenced by the U.S. National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The reading component of PISA is inspired by the IEA's Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS).
Shanghai (China): 599 pts (out of town for classification)
... 20.France: 497 pts
.... 21USA: 496 pts