The World Top 20 Education Poll is an international project to monitor and rank over 200 nation’s education systems for student development for ages of 3 to 25.
The project’s mission is to ensure every child on the planet has an opportunity to reach their full potential, with access to quality education in a safe and nurturing environment.
The World Top 20 Poll 2015 Third Quarter Rankings
This Quarter Report represents the World Top 20 Education Poll annual fall international rankings of the top 20 education systems out of 200 nations. Each country’s ranking is based on five educational levels: early-childhood enrollment rates, Elementary Math, Science and Reading scores, Middle-School Math, Science and Reading scores, High School Graduation rates, and College Graduation rates. Each level consists of ranking the top 20 countries by giving a country 20 points for a first place rank, 19 for a second place rank, and so on down to 1 point for a twenty rank. The data is then used to produce the nation’s ranking from a statistical average based on a combined score from all 5 levels.
The poll’s statistical data is compiled from 6 international organizations – the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council (UNESOC), The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progess in International Reading Study (PIRLS). The Poll’s final rankings will be on December 31, 2015, after each countries Ministry of Education Department to confirms the data is accurate.