2022 global student tests show slump in performance of Malaysia’s 15-year-olds

International Student Assessment tests for 2022 show a decline in performance of Malaysian 15-year-olds compared to what they achieved in 2018. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 6, 2023.

THE general performance of Malaysian students slumped even further last year compared to what they achieved in the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests, according to a report.  
The results published on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) website showed Malaysian students were nowhere near students from neighbouring Singapore, Macao, Japan, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, and Estonia in accomplishment.  
The Malaysian students’ score was below the OECD average. 

PISA tests assess the knowledge and skills of 15-year-old students in mathematics, reading, and science. 

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  • So isn't it reason enough for MOE to resign?

    Posted 2 months ago by G Tan

  • Were all schools including the international schools, religious schools as well as all state schools in all parts of Malaysia part of this survey? I cant believe that the results were as poor as reported here.

    Posted 2 months ago by Malaysia New hope