The French are less and less good in mathematics and an international survey proves it. This is also the case in science.
Still bad results
Every four years, the international TIMSS study (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) measures the performance of students in CM1 and some 4th in mathematics and in science. The France did not have good results in the 2015 edition, but this time, it is even worse, according to information relayed by the media.
According to the study, thehexagon had 485 points in mathematics in CM1 (488 in 2015), while the European average is 527. It obtains a score of 488 (against an average of 522) in science. In class of 4th, the result is also catastrophic. The country has a score of 483 points in maths and 489 in science.
France ranked among the last in the EU and the OECD
This survey, published this Tuesday, December 8, by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Success (IAE), notes that the France is at the rear of the EU in mathematics for students in CM1. Regarding 4th year students, it is also ranked last.
At the level of OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries, the France is positioned penultimate, ahead of Chile. At the other end of the spectrum, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan are however competing for the top spot in CM1 and in 4th.