Balearic students lag behind


THE Balearic Islands is amongst the four regions in Spain with the worst level of education.

According to the latest International Student Evaluation by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (PISA 2012), students in the Balearics have the fourth worst level of maths skills and the third worst level of reading and science. 

The average skills in the Balearic Islands for maths are 1.8 per cent behind the average for Spain and 3.8 per cent behind the average for the OECD countries. In reading, they are 2.4 per cent behind the rest of Spain and 4 per cent behind the OECD; and in science, they are 2.6 per cent behind the Spanish average and 3.5 per cent worse than the OECD countries on average. 



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