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There’s no doubt about it — Singapore’s education system is world-class.
According to a report that was published on Today, Singaporean students performed very well in a triennial international study conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
This study (the Programme for International Student Assessment — PISA) examines and compares participating global education systems in how they are preparing students to face the future.
It does this by assessing how 15-year-old students apply knowledge and skills in three domains — Mathematics, Reading and Science — and use this knowledge in creative problem solving in real-world situations.
Out of around 65 countries and economies that took part in the 2012 PISA, Singapore had the second highest proportion of students who are top performers in all three areas of assessment.
Singapore students ranked third in Reading and Science Literary Skills (up from fifth place in 2009) and also maintained second position for Mathematics Literacy Skills.
These results clearly highlight the strength of Singapore’s education system that not just supports students of all abilities, but also enables them to aim high and consistently achieve superior results in all areas of education.
The MOE is now moving to further develop the country’s education system that will promote the well-rounded development of children both in and out of the classroom.
Parents, of course, would want to help their children confidently face the future of education in the country. They need, however, a partner that will provide them with appropriate resources such as teaching methods and excellent materials.
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