World Top 20 Project
The World Top 20 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.
By monitoring and ranking over 200 nation’s education systems for student development for ages of 3 to 25.
To address the challenges the World Top 20 Project will gather data and develop support services in four major global areas:
Girls Out of School
Teachers and Schools for Rural Areas
Education for Disable Children
The World’s Top 20 Ranked Education Systems for 2015
The World’s Best Education System for 2015 is South Korea. South Korea, the number one ranked country in last year’s rankings, repeats as this year’s best education system followed by 2013’s number one ranked country Japan.
The ranking system 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 2015 Final Rankings are here: