05 December 2023

Education survey reveals impact of war on Ukraine’s students

New results from a global education survey show that while the widespread disruption caused by COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on education worldwide, in Ukraine, the full-scale war has further negatively impacted progress. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)’s programme for international student assessment (PISA)…, Maths, In PISA-2022, maths posed as a leading discipline for the research, meaning that all participants passed testing on maths. Assessment in this area involves measuring students' mathematical literacy. According to PISA, mathematical literacy refers to students' capability to engage in mathematical reasoning and to employ mathematical concepts,…, Science, Assessment of science literacy aims to measure the ability of 15-year-old students to explore and solve problems related to science and scientific ideas as informed citizens. As per the PISA definition, a scientifically literate individual is equipped to participate in informed discussions on science and technology, possessing skills in…, Reading, PISA defines reading literacy as a student's ability to understand, use, evaluate and comprehend written text for specific purposes, to expand knowledge and reading potential, as well as to be prepared to actively participate in society.   This part of the assessment includes testing cognitive skills, such as establishing cause-and-effect…, Influence of demographic, socio-economic and educational factors , The PISA results showcased various factors that impact the success of 15-year-old students in studying. For example, in comparison with their urban counterparts, students from rural areas showcase an almost five-year learning gap in reading, four years in science, and more than four and a half years in maths. This can be explained by differences…