Rating the New Zealand education system

Those psychologists contemplating migrating to New Zealand, with children, will be interested in the quality of education system.  The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a worldwide study by the OECD of 15-year-old school pupils' scholastic performance on mathematics, science, and reading. New Zealand consistently scores in the top half dozen OECD countries, even though, according to the evidence gathered by the OECD, the country spend far less per student than nearly all of the other 34 OECD nations and the great majority of the students are repeatedly up with the best in the world. In the latest survey, New Zealand students were ranked fourth in reading literacy, fourth in scientific literacy and seventh in mathematical literacy. In comparison Australia has recorded a significant decline since 2000 on all the skills measured. England has slipped from seventh in 2000 to 25th in reading, eighth to 28th in maths and fourth to 16th in science. The United States rates around the average of all OECD countries. Psych-Recruitment will provide psychologists placed into New Zealand jobs with information on how to locate and evaluate suitable schools for family members.

Source: NZ Teachers Council

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