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日本のPISA点数向上Japanese PISA Score Now Rising

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-by Kana F.Japan’s ranking had been falling in the international academic survey of 15-year-old students by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Japan fell from 8th place in 2000 to 15th place in 2006 in reading comprehension, from first place to 10th place in mathematical literacy and from second place to 6th place in scientific literacy. However in the 2009 PISA, Japan moved up to 8th place in reading, to 9th in math and to 5th in science. Researchers analyze this result as an educational reform which took place after severely criticized yutori education.
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-by Kana F.