[ExI] How PISA surveys systematically overestimate Finland

Aleksei Riikonen aleksei at iki.fi
Fri Nov 9 10:25:42 UTC 2012

On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> About 30% of Finland's students can read before starting school.
> Another 43% have basic reading skills already in place.

Regarding this stat, it needs to be taken into account that kids don't
start school until the year they turn 7 years old. Many are taught to
read before that in what Finland still counts as kindergarten, while
at many other countries the education at that point counts as starting

Aleksei Riikonen - http://www.iki.fi/aleksei

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