PISA: Israel ranked lowest in educational gaps among OECD countries
In science, Israel scored an average of 467 points this year compared to the OECD average of 493 points. Israel is ranked 40th out of the 70 countries and economic entities that participated in the assessment. In reading comprehension, Israel scored an average of 479 out of 493 points in comparison with the OECD average of 493 points. Israel is ranked 37th out of the 70 countries and entities that participated. In mathematics, Israel’s average score was 470 points in relation to the OECD average of 490 points. Israel is ranked 39th out of the 70 participating countries and economic entities.
What was also striking in relation to Israel was the dispersion index, which evaluates the score gaps between the lowest range and the highest range in each country. Among the OECD countries, the gap between stronger and weaker students was the highest in Israel. Malta and Lebanon were the only countries in which the gaps were larger than in Israel.