2018 PISA Results for UK.
Selected comments from the Official PISA report relating to the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom’s average performance was not statistically significantly different from that of Australia, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United States in at least two of the three subjects.
The United Kingdom’s performance in reading and science has remained stable since 2006, while in mathematics it improved by nine score points between 2015 and 2018.
The proportion of students with an immigrant background in the United Kingdom increased between 2009 and 2018, from 11% to 20%.
The average difference in reading performance between immigrant and non-immigrant students in the United Kingdom was 20 score points in favour of non-immigrant students.
In theory, this could subdivide the 504 average UK score for Reading into an average of 508 for non immigrants, and 488 for recent immigrants.
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