World Best Education Systems

2017 World’s Top 20 Education Poll: Third Quarter Rankings

The World Top 20 Poll’s third Quarter Rankings are based on five indicators:
  • Early Childhood Enrollment Rates for 3 to 4 year olds
  • Primary Test Scores for 6 to 11 year olds
  • Lower Secondary Test Scores for 11 to 14 year olds
  • High School Graduation Rates for 14 to 18 year olds
  • College Graduation Rates for 18 to 2

South Korea Going for Third Straight Title as the World’s Best Education System

1.   South Korea – 83
2.   Japan – 70
3.   Finland – 63
4.   Singapore – 62
5.   Russia – 58
6.   Denmark – 54
7.   United Kingdom – 51
8.   New Zealand – 43
9.   Netherlands – 40
10. China – 37
11. Slovenia – 37
12. Israel – 36
13. Taiwan – 33
14. Ireland – 31
15. Hong Kong – 29
16. France – 28
17. Estonia – 28
18. Belgium – 24
19. Italy – 22
20. Hungary – 22

Second Quarter Rankings: The Global Education Report

The World Top 20 Poll’s Second Quarter Rankings are based on The Annual Global Education Report. Which uses an international survey of students, teachers, parents, educators and taxpayers to.. Read More

1.  United States
2   Russia
3.  United Kingdom
4.  Belgium
5.  Singapore
6.  Sweden
7.  Finland
8.  South Korea
9.  Japan
10. Denmark
11. Israel
12. Netherlands
13. France
14. China
15. Portugal
16. Norway
17. Hong Kong
18. Germany
19. Hungary
20. Estonia

First Quarter Rankings Preview

1. Finland – 114
2  Japan – 104
3. South Korea – 101
4. Denmark  – 94
5. Russia – 91
6. Norway – 82
7. UK  –  78
8. Israel –  77
9. Sweden –  75
10. Hong Kong –  70
11. Netherlands  – 67
12. Belgium  – 65
13. Germany  – 63
14. China – 62
15. Singapore – 57
16. Portugal – 54
17. Hungary  – 52
18. Estonia  – 50
19. France  – 50
20. USA  – 47

2016’s Individual Top 5 Education Development Level Results 

Early Childhood Enrollment Rates

1. France – 100% 
2. Israel – 98 
3. Belgium – 98
4. Spain – 96
5. Denmark – 96

4th Graders Test (Reading, Math, Science) Levels

1. Singapore – 597 
2. South Korea – 595 
3. Japan – 573
4. Hong Kong  – 569
5. China – 568

8th Graders Test (Reading, Math, Science) Levels

1. Singapore – 603 
2. South Korea – 574 
3. China – 573
4. Japan – 572
5. Taiwan – 564

High School Graduation Rates

1. Japan – 97%  
2. Finland – 97 
3. Portugal – 97
4. South Korea – 95
5. Netherlands – 95

College Graduation Rates

1. South Korea – 69% 
2. Japan – 60 
3. Canada – 59
4. Russia – 58
5. Ireland – 52

What is the World Top 20 Education Poll?

The World Top 20 Education Poll  provides annual international rankings of the top 20 education systems out of 209 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 Progress in International Reading Study (PIRLS). Then send to each countries Ministry of Education Department to assure the data is accurate.
The World Top 20 Education Poll mission is to serve as a single body to oversee every child is afforded the opportunity to reach their full potential; by working with nations to strengthen their education system. The poll’s creator, the New Jersey Minority Educational Development (NJMED) organization, is also the programmer for the 100% Graduation Rate Program, which works with hardest to reach student population, at-risk minority males, in the United States. The 100% Graduation Rate Program raised high school graduation’s by 49% in one of the U.S. poorest and most violence cities, Camden, New Jersey, from 1996 to 2006.