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The U.S. ranks 18th in reading

According to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), in 2003, fifteen year old students in the United States had an average literacy score of 495 out of 1000, which made the United States rank eighteenth out of forty nations. Finland ranked first, with an average score of 543.

  1. Anonymous
    24 September 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Where is America’s Secretary of Education, Arte Duncan? How come reading is not taught across the curriculum, from Pre-K through Teacher Colleges, and University’s? It is called, intellectual oppression! How come Teacher Collegs and University’s do not require all their Teacher Candidates to pass the RICA (Reading Instruction Competence Assessment? It is called intellectual oppression! Admimistrators, Board members, Teacher College Professors, teachers, all need to take the RICA, til they pass the exam!

  2. Anonymous
    5 May 2012 at 7:32 pm

    If anyone thinks that the american government is concerned about anything or anyone other than lining their own pockets with as much as they can steal then you people deserve to be…screwed….

  3. Anonymous
    16 July 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Research shows that teaching reading in pre-K is counterproductive and maybe even has the capacity to discourage an interest in it. Finland, who was given the highest literacy score, doesn’t enter their children into structured education introducing reading and writing until they are 7.

  4. David
    10 March 2014 at 8:33 am

    I find this inaccurate since this study is only found on the premise of one language.

    Was bilingualism or trilingualism in populations also countered?

    If we apply this hypothesis we will probably be put in 30th.

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