The International Student Assessment ( Pisa ) Essay examples

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Malcom X once said “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” In the United States education has been failing for the past few years while many Eastern Asian countries have continually improved theirs. This is shown from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) that is done every 3 years, and where many of the top ranking countries are all from the Eastern Asian area such as China, Japan, and Singapore. Many Western Countries, especially the U.S., wonder about how these countries have been able to improve their education so significantly. Contributions to the East Asian countries’ education is the difference in education aims, values, teaching methods, and how the students were raised. Improving the education in the U.S. is important and one way to improve it is by understanding and potentially implementing the way other top ranking countries handle their education.
The PISA is the how the world evaluates the learning outcomes in schools. The PISA is taken every 3 years by 15 year olds in math, reading, and science. In 2009, Shanghai in China was ranked the highest in the PISA with other Eastern Asian countries such as Singapore and Japan (Schleicher). As China is too large geographically, the country is unable to fully evaluate the country so they separate certain areas of China to evaluate. The PISA assessment showed that only 2% of students in the U.S. were able reach the highest level of…

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