World Best Education Systems

2018 World Top 20 Education Poll: 1st Quarter Rankings

The 1st quarter rankings are a preview of the World Best Education Systems. Which monitors:

• Early Childhood Enrollment Rates for 3 to 4 year old
• Primary Test Scores for 6 to 11 year old
• Lower Secondary Test Scores for 11 to 14 year old
• High School Graduation Rates for 14 to 18 year old
• College Graduation Rates for 18 to 25 year old 

Early Childhood Enrollment
1. UK -100
2. France – 99.5
3. Israel – 99
4. Belgium – 98
5. Denmark – 97.5

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

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

High School Graduation Rate
1. Finland – 99
2. Japan – 98
3. Russia – 98
4. New Zealand – 95
5. Netherlands – 93

College Graduation Rate
1. China – 90
2. Hong Kong – 89
3. South Korea – 70
4. Canada – 61
5. Japan – 60

This year we’ve added three new key indicators:

  1. School Safety ( To School, In School, and From School)
  2. The Completion Rate of Primary Age Students – 5 to 11
  3. The Completion Rate of Lower Secondary Age Students – 11-14

 Safe Schools
1. Luxembourg – 15
2. Finland – 14
3. Estonia – 14
4. Switzerland – 14
5. Slovenia – 14 

Primary Completion Rates
1. Israel – 108
2. Mexico – 104
3. Sweden – 103
4. New Zealand – 103
5. Portugal – 103

Secondary Completion Rates
1. Estonia – 113
2. South Korea – 108
3. Ireland – 108
4. Sweden – 105
5. Israel – 105

2018 First Quarter Rankings 

1. South Korea 114
2  Japan 111
3. Finland 85
4. Russia 80
5. Estonia 76
6. Israel 74
7. Hong Kong 70
8. China 64
9. Netherlands 61
10. Sweden 60
11. UK 57
12. Ireland 57
13. Singapore 55
14. Slovenia 54
15. Denmark 53
16. Norway 47
17. Italy 46
18. Germany 43
19. New Zealand 42
20. Canada 41

2017 World’s Top 20 Education Poll: Final Rankings

South Korea does it Again 

1.   South Korea – 81
2.   Japan – 74
3.   Russia – 62
4.   Hong Kong – 59
5.   China – 57
6.   United Kingdom – 57
7.   Singapore – 55
8.   Finland – 48
9.   Denmark – 40
10. Israel – 38
11. Netherlands – 35
12. Slovenia – 32
13. Canada – 30
14. Ireland – 28
15. Norway – 28
16. USA – 28
17. Estonia – 26
18. New Zealand – 25
19. Taiwan – 24
20. Italy – 22

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.