Moscow becomes a school education international leader

November 5

School pupils came fourth in global competence and second in financial literacy in the world according to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2018, said Deputy Moscow Mayor for Social Development Anastasia Rakova.

“Moscow was assessed as an individual region. At last we received the results of our global competence school pupils. The assessment was to find out to what extend the pupils are prepared to live and work in a multicultural society, how they perceive global phenomena and if they are able to analyse global problems. The results are very impressive: our school pupils are among the world’s top five. Earlier we received the results of the assessment in financial literacy which were even better: our pupils came second behind  their peers from Estonia,” she said.

Moscow was represented by 7,289 pupils from 151 educational establishments. The assessment was conducted in 2018 from 16 to 30 April. The tasks were performed on computers.

Global competence is a new field. Its goal is to answer to what extent 15-year old pupils are prepared to live and work in a society that maintains intercultural diversity and find out how the pupils perceive phenomena of global dimensions, understand and analyse global problems, cultural interaction and other such things.

In 2018, 20 countries and regions took part in the traditional assessment of financial literacy and school pupils in Moscow came second.

PISA 2018 assessment involved 79 countries and regions. The results in basic competences were published in December 2019. Moscow came third in reading, fifth in mathematics and sixth in science.

Reports on the international assessment results in global competence and financial literacy were published on the official site of the Federal Institute for Education Quality Assessment and on the official site of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


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