The 2015 results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) have just been released. They report that if Massachusetts were a nation, we would be among the top spots in reading alongside eight other nations worldwide. In science, Massachusetts student's shared the second place spot with 10 other nations and in math Massachusetts followed closely behind 11 other nations.
Last year, over 500,000 students from across the globe participated in PISA, including more than 5,700 from the United States. Massachusetts was one of only two states that participated in order to receive state level results in comparison to nations worldwide.
Governor Charlie Baker commented, "I'm thrilled to see Massachusetts students rank among the top performers in the world in reading, math and science. The Commonwealth is proud of our longstanding commitment to education, and as we continue to compete in a global economy, it is great to see our students perform well on an international stage."
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