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One of the largest cross-national tests of education standards between nations is the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Every three years, it measures reading ability, math and science literacy among 15 year olds in developed and developing countries.
Data compiled by the Pew Research Center, showed that in the latest tests in 2015, the UK placed 16th for science literacy, 26th for mathematics and 21st for reading.
Time to brush up on those times tables and that algebra.
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The top tens for each subject were as follows:
As you'll see, the clever clogs in Singapore put us to shame.
The UK fared well compared to the United States, however, which placed 38th for mathematics and 24th for science.
The next PISA test will take place in 2018, which will be two years into Betsy DeVos' tenure as the United States Education Secretary.
HT Pew Research Center
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