Education in Bulgaria: Latest PISA Results Reveal Huge Problems

Written by on December 7, 2016 in Bulgaria, Latest - No comments

The latest PISA survey, conducted by the OSCE, has again revealed huge problems in the Bulgarian education system. It showed that Bulgarian students in ninth grade are lagging behind substantially in science, mathematics as well as in reading.

In Bulgaria, which ranked 45th among 72 countries in which ninth-graders were tested, 6,300 students at age 15 were part of the study. They completed several computer-based tests.

One of the alarming results of the study: Almost 38 percent of Bulgarian students at that age do not meet the required level of functional literacy in sciences, meaning they are not able to comprehend the material, read charts or make headway in those subjects.

Even worse, 41.5 percent of ninth-graders are functionally illiterate in reading and 42 percent had the same issue in mathematics.

Please read an in-depth article on the latest PISA study and its results for Bulgaria at The Sofia Globe. They are our affiliate.

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