The science, reading and mathematics skills of Australian students are on par with the most disadvantaged students in Singapore.
According to Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores, Singapore’s 15-year-old’s are the smartest in the world and are two years and four months ahead of Australian students in maths.
That would mean the average 15-year-old in the Asian city would be as clever as an Aussie school student aged 17 years and four months.
They are also 18 months ahead in science and 12 months more advanced in reading, the study found.
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