Slovak pupils scored above average in PISA global competence

Students were tested on their knowledge of poverty, migration and climate change.

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Slovak students scored above average in global competence on the international testing OECD PISA 2018.

Global competence was, for the first time, enlisted in the researched areas, the Education Ministry reported.

Students were tested on their knowledge of environmental, social and cultural topics, such as poverty, migration, climate change, stereotypes and international conflicts.

The test also examined whether students discuss and critically evaluate the information they are given at school.

Slovak pupils above average

15-year-olds from 66 countries participated in the testing, according to the director of the National Institute for Certified Educational Measures (NÚCEM) Romana Kanovská. However, students from 27 countries, including Slovakia, were evaluated for global competence. Students of the remaining 39 countries only filled in the questionnaire.

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