World Best Education Systems

2020 World Best Education Systems – 2nd Quarter Rankings

The NJ MED’s 2nd Quarter Ranking of the World Top 20 Education System for 2019

The 2nd quarter rankings are based on the results of our annual international survey that identify areas of needs to improve the quality of education for students 3 to 21, in 214 nations

Those results and rankings can be found in our annual Global Education Report

1. India
2. United States
3. United Kingdom
4. Australia
5. Brazil
6. Russia
7. Canada
8. Singapore
9. Belgium
10. Ireland
11. China 
12. South Korea
13. Spain
14. Japan
15. Germany
16. Switzerland
17. Sweden
18. Finland
19. Denmark
20. New Zealand

2020 World Best Education Systems – 1st Quarter Rankings

The NJ MED’s Predictions for the World Top 20 Education System for 2020

The 1st quarter rankings are a preview of the Nation’s Education Systems. Which include:

• Early Childhood Enrollment Rates for 3 to 4 year old
• Primary Completion for 6 to 11 year old
• Lower Secondary Completion 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
• Primary Test Scores for 6 to 11 year old
• Lower Secondary Test Scores for 11 to 14 year old
• School Safety Levels for 3 to 25 year old
• Out of School Children Ages 3 to 14 year old
• Adult Illiteracy Levels for 15 year old and up

Plus, each nation’s infrastructure as it relates to:

  • Students to Teacher Ratio
  • Free Access to Schools from Early Childhood to Secondary

Here are the results and selections for the:

2020 First Quarter Rankings

1. Finland
2  Denmark
3. South Korea
4. Hong Kong
5. Norway
6. Slovenia
7. Israel
8. Sweden
9. United Kingdom
10. Poland
11. Singapore
12. Japan
13. Ireland
14. Taiwan 
15. Kazakhstan
16. Estonia
17  Hungary
18  Russia
19. Belgium
20. United States

2019 World Best Education Systems – Final Rankings

The World Top 20 Project’s Final Rankings of 201 nation’s education systems, best 20 educated countries for 2019: SOURCES

World Top 20 Countries

1.    Finland
2.    South Korea
3.    Denmark
4.    Hong Kong (PRC)
5.    United Kingdom
6.    Israel
7.    Sweden
8.    United States
9.    Norway
10.  Slovenia
11.  Singapore
12.  Russia
13.  Japan
14.  Poland
15.  Estonia
16.  Hungary
17.  Italy 
18.  Spain
19.  Switzerland
20.  Ireland

The World Top 20 Project’s Final Rankings are based on ten developmental levels:

• Early Childhood Enrollment Rates for 3 to 4 year old
• Primary Completion for 6 to 11 year old
• Lower Secondary Completion 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
• Primary Test Scores for 6 to 11 year old
• Lower Secondary Test Scores for 11 to 14 year old
• School Safety Levels for 3 to 25 year old
• Out of School Children Ages 3 to 14 year old
• Adult Illiteracy Levels for 15 year old and up

Early Childhood Enrollment
1. United Kingdom – 100
2. France – 100
3. Israel – 99
4. Ireland – 98
5. Belgium – 98

Primary Completion Rates
1. Nauru – 131
2. Nepal – 121
3. Grenada – 121
4. Saudi Arabia – 115
5. Dominica – 113

Secondary Completion Rates
1. Kazakhstan – 113
2. Saint Kitts and Nevis – 111
3. Sweden  – 109
4. Seychelles – 108
5. Maldives – 108

High School Graduation Rate
1. South Korea – 95
2. Slovenia – 93
3. Greece – 93
4. New Zealand – 90
5. Israel – 90

College Graduation Rate
1. Australia – 77
2. Belgium – 74
3. Greece – 70
4. Latvia –  70
5. Lithuania – 70

Primary Levels
1. Singapore – 595
2. Hong Kong – 580
3. Russia – 571
4. Taiwan – 570
5. Finland – 552

Secondary Levels
1. Singapore – 584
2. South Korea – 560
3. Japan – 558
4. Hong Kong – 556
5. Taiwan – 555

Safe Schools
1. Finland – 15
2. Denmark – 15
3. Sweden – 15
4. Norway – 15
5. Taiwan – 15

Out of School Children
1. South Korea – 3
2. Serbia – 3
3. Finland – 10
4. NR
5. NR

Adult Illiteracy Levels
1. Finland – 0
2. Norway – 0
3. Estonia – 0
4. Poland – 0
5. Latvia – 0

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.