Plumbing global lows

Plumbing global lows

Proficiency levels

Shanghai tops the PISA ranking in all three parameters—overall reading, mathematics and scientific literacy.

A snapshot of abilities can be gained by examining the mean performance of 15-year-old students. The tables list the mean figures.

Gender differences

Girls significantly outperformed boys in overall reading proficiency, on average, in all countries. But in mathematics and science, the results were a mixed bag.

In India, Himachal Pradesh had a relatively low gender difference favouring girls in reading—a 10-point score.

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Data compiled by Prashant K. Nanda

Graphics by Ahmed Raza Khan/Mint

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