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Pisa tests: Top 40 for maths and reading

The OECD's Pisa rankings compare the test results of 15 year olds in countries and regional education systems.

The latest results, published in 2013 from tests taken in 2012, showed that the highest performers were in Asian countries.

It showed the UK failing to make progress on previous tests and there was more attention for Shanghai's top results.

It raised questions about the long hours of study in countries such as South Korea and showed how the global education map is changing.

Here are the top 20 countries for English and maths:

Reading top 40

  • 1. Shanghai (China)
  • 2. Hong Kong (China)
  • 3. Singapore
  • 4. Japan
  • 5. South Korea
  • 6. Finland
  • 7. Ireland
  • 8. Taiwan
  • 9. Canada
  • 10. Poland
  • 11. Estonia
  • 12. Liechtenstein
  • 13. New Zealand
  • 14. Australia
  • 15. Netherlands
  • 16. Belgium
  • 17. Switzerland
  • 18. Macao (China)
  • 19. Vietnam
  • 20. Germany
  • 21. France
  • 22. Norway
  • 23. United Kingdom
  • 24. United States
  • 25. Denmark
  • 26. Czech Republic
  • 27. Italy
  • 28. Austria
  • 29. Latvia
  • 30. Hungary
  • 31. Spain
  • 32. Luxembourg
  • 33. Portugal
  • 34. Israel
  • 35. Croatia
  • 36. Sweden
  • 37. Iceland
  • 38. Slovenia
  • 39. Lithuania
  • 40. Greece

Maths top 40

  • 1. Shanghai (China)
  • 2. Singapore
  • 3. Hong Kong (China)
  • 4. Taiwan
  • 5. South Korea
  • 6. Macao (China)
  • 7. Japan
  • 8. Liechtenstein
  • 9. Switzerland
  • 10. Netherlands
  • 11. Estonia
  • 12. Finland
  • 13. Canada
  • 14. Poland
  • 15. Belgium
  • 16. Germany
  • 17. Vietnam
  • 18. Austria
  • 19. Australia
  • 20. Ireland
  • 21. Slovenia
  • 22. Denmark
  • 23. New Zealand
  • 24. Czech Republic
  • 25. France
  • 26. United Kingdom
  • 27. Iceland
  • 28 Latvia
  • 29. Luxembourg
  • 30. Norway
  • 31. Portugal
  • 32. Italy
  • 33. Spain
  • 34. Russian Federation
  • 35. Slovak Republic
  • 36. United States
  • 37. Lithuania
  • 38. Sweden
  • 39. Hungary
  • 40. Croatia

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