PISA ranking improvement for Wales should not be expected, says Minister

students - multi ethnic 5Wales may not see its rankings improve when the latest results of the PISA tests are released, says its Education Minister.

Kirsty Williams said that significant change to the performance of Welsh pupils’ standards in reading, writing and maths should not be expected this time around. Her predecessor, Leighton Andrews, had promised that Wales would rank within the top 20 countries for the next round of PISA testing.

Ms Williams said that the changes that have been made to teaching these subjects had not had enough time to take effect before the tests.

Welsh pupils’ performance declined between 2009 and 2012, dropping three places in reading and maths – and six in science.

The results from the 2015 round of PISA tests are due for release this September.

Read more here from Wales Online: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/politics/welsh-schools-not-improve-years-11720857

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