Korea Closes Gap on Japan in Education

The World Top 20 Education Poll that monitors and ranks over 200 nation's education systems, 3rd Quarter Rankings shows Japan holds onto the top spot, by one point.

South Korea has closed the gap by one point (73 to 72) to Japan who has headed the World Top 20 Poll rankings, top spot for 19 months.

The World Top 20 Poll ranks, monitors and measures over 200 nation’s education systems from Early-childhood enrollments,   proficiency levels in Reading, Math and Science for Fourth and Eighth Graders, and the graduation rates for high school and college students annually.

The Poll’s information is gathered and calculated from five international data collection systems: the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which ranks 65 nations in their annual index report's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study. Combining with the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council (UNESOC) 54 member’s countries education results, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) 187 nations study, and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 59 nations and Progress in International Reading Study (PIRLS) 46 nation report studies.

The Poll’s publisher, NJ MED’s Executive Director, Albert Mitchell II, says, “The information from the poll, helps us identify the weakness of country’s educational systems, and allows us to help those nation’s improve them, by encouraging them to work with grassroots organizations in their country, to support students, parents, teachers, and their local economy’s future growth.”

The World Top 20 Poll’s final rankings, that will name the nation with the best education system for 2014, will be published on December 31, 2014. If anyone would like more information about the ranking system or how they can particpate, please visit www.worldtop20.org  

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