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The skills of 15-year-old students in math, science and reading are deteriorating

The skills of 15-year-old students in math, science and reading are

During 4 years after the results of the PISA 2018 program, the abilities of 15-year-old students in Albania for the subject of mathematics, reading and science have deteriorated, according to the results of "PISA 2022" of the OECD countries.

From the results of the International Student Assessment Program "PISA 2022", Albania is ranked 62nd, among the 80 countries that participated in the test. In the test results for the PISA 2018 program, Albania was positioned in 61st place.

From the division of evaluations for the performance of students into 3 bands (the first band included countries with higher performance than the average of OECD countries, the second band in countries with the same average as the OECD, the third band with performance below the OECD average) ) Albania was ranked in the third tier, where countries with low performance below the OECD average were categorized.

In mathematics, Albania received an assessment of 368 points out of 472 possible points in mathematics. From the evaluation of the progress of female students in mathematics compared to the PISA 2018 program, Albania has a drop of 69 points, the highest among the 80 countries tested.

For the reading skills of 15-year-old students, Albania was evaluated with 358 points out of 476 points, which is the average of possible points. Even in reading compared to the results of 2018, the drop is 47 points.

For students' abilities in science, Albania was evaluated with 376 points out of 485 possible points. The assessment of students' abilities in science has dropped by 41 points compared to the results of PISA 2018.

Compared to the countries of the region, Albania is positioned below, Serbia is positioned in 38th place, with a deterioration of 8 points in the performance of students in mathematics, an improvement of 1 point in reading and 8 points in science. Montenegro ranks 50th with a 24-point decline in math, 16 points in reading and 12 points in science. North Macedonia is positioned in 56th place with a 6-point deterioration in students' abilities in mathematics, a 34-point deterioration in reading and a 36-point deterioration in science. Kosovo is positioned in the last place with a deterioration of 11 points in mathematics and reading and 8 points in science.

While in the world positioning, Estonia continues to hold the first place in Europe. In the ranking, the first place is held by Singapore, followed by China, Hong-Kong and Japan.

PISA is an international study that was started by the OECD in 1997, was first administered in 2000 and now covers over 80 countries. The study is conducted every 3 years and provides comparative data on the performance of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics and science.

The PISA 2022 results will be published in five volumes (2 of the volumes have been made public, while the other 3 are expected to be published in the future).

Volume I includes results on the state of learning and equity in education. The volume examines the performance of countries and economies in mathematics, reading and science and how performance has changed over time. In addition, equity in education is analyzed from the perspective of inclusion and equity, focusing on students' gender, socioeconomic status, and immigrant background.

Volume II examines learning and system-level characteristics, and analyzes how these relate to student outcomes, such as student performance, equity, and well-being. The volume also presents data on how learning was organized when schools were closed due to COVID-19. /Monitor

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