The data below is being used in an educational argument. I have plotted the data on an Excel graph. I make no comments. But I welcome any comments on what the data says to you and why.
|Country||Poverty Rate||PISA Score|
According to the National Center for Education Statistics:
“The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international assessment that measures 15-year-old students’ reading, mathematics, and science literacy. PISA also includes measures of general or cross-curricular competencies, such as problem solving. PISA emphasizes functional skills that students have acquired as they near the end of compulsory schooling.
PISA is coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organization of industrialized countries and is conducted in the United States by NCES”
**Some countries in the PISA study are not included because they apparently do not report their poverty rate. Who knows if poverty in one country is the same as another anyway, but I have only reproduced what was supplied to me at this link.