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Wales' education target in Pisa ranking scrapped

Plans to put Wales in the top 20 best-performing countries in education by next year has been scrapped by the Welsh government.

Wales was around 40th out of 68 in the last Pisa international school test results for science, maths and reading released last December.

Wales also fell behind the rest of the UK with an average score of 468.

Education Minister Huw Lewis has set a new target score of 500. Conservatives said that amounted to "stagnation" not "aspiration".

BBC Wales education correspondent Arwyn Jones spoke to Mr Lewis.

  • 02 Oct 2014
  • From the section Wales
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