Spain's teenagers fall short in reading survey

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Spanish 15-year-olds received poor marks for reading skills in a survey carried out by the OECD.

5 December 2007

MADRID - Spanish 15-year-olds received poor marks for reading skills, but fared better in science, according to the results of a survey carried out by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), released yesterday.

The latest Paris-based OECD PISA report for 2006 evaluated 400,000 high school students in 57 countries including 20,000 in Spain.

The assessment of the reading skills of Spanish 15-year-olds dropped sharply from the previous survey three years ago to below average.

Finland topped the overall table followed by Hong Kong, Canada, Taipei-China, Estonia, Japan and New Zealand.

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