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Shanghai Students Lead Global Results on PISA

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Science  10 Dec 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6010, pp. 1461
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6010.1461

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A group of teenagers from Shanghai, China, have posted the top scores on the latest version of an international test of practical knowledge in reading, mathematics, and science. It's the first time that students from mainland China have participated in the Program for International Student Assessment, which compares the performance of 15-year-olds from 60 nations and half a dozen so-called regional economies.