Spain's teenagers fall short in reading survey
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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