Which school systems keep improving?

Filling the pail

I was alerted to the following tweet by @thingsbehindsun

The slide in question by Andy Buck suggests that Canada and Finland “keep improving” while the U.K. and the U.S. “don’t improve much”:

Let’s have a look at the PISA data for Canada and Finland:


They are not improving.

If we look at the U.K. and the U.S., things seem pretty static apart from a fairly obvious decline in U.S. maths performance which is, no doubt, related to the increasing influence of constructivist maths approaches:


These graphs also hide an important amount of regional variation. Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. all have multiple education systems. For…

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