Zhao Yifei studies in her dormitory as she prepares for China's annual national college entrance exam in Shanghai June 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)
Tom Loveless: Shanghai PISA Test Scores Almost Meaningless; Hukou a Factor
December 3, 2013,
Rankings for the OECD's 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment were released today, showing once again that Asian countries topped the charts while American 15-year-olds scored in the middle on the international tests of math, reading and science. Tom Loveless, a senior fellow with the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings, has criticized the scores from China because, as he explains, "China does not take the PISA test."