Mexico News Daily, December 6, 2016
The results of the latest international student tests are out, with Mexican students continuing to languish at the bottom of the list of member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
They obtained an average score of 416 points in the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, while across the OECD the average is 492.
In the three areas assessed — sciences, reading and mathematics — fewer than 1% of students in Mexico achieved a top-performing level 5 or 6, a percentage that has not changed significantly since 2006.
Students scored 416 points in science, on average, with a mean performance below the OECD average of 496.
In reading, the average national score was 423 points, below the OECD average of 493.
In the third subject, mathematics, Mexican students earned the lowest score of all 34 OECD countries with 408 points. The OECD average is 490.
Fifty-seven per cent of students are considered low achievers in mathematics while in science the percentage is 48 and in reading 42.