Low performance: In reading, one in five students (17.4%) in Sweden performed below Level 2 in PISA 2009 (Figure 1.2), which is similar to the OECD average (18.8%). This means they lack the skills needed to function in today’s labour market and are at risk of leaving school early and struggling to find a good job.
|Figure 1.2. A significant number of students do not master basic skills|
|15 year old students attainment at Level 2 or below Level 2 of the PISA reading scale (2009)|