Saturday, February 11, 2012

(OECD, 2012) Equity and Quality in Education: Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools


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)

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