PISA in Focus

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2226-0919 (online)
DOI: 
10.1787/22260919
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PISA in Focus is a series of monthly education policy-oriented notes designed to describe a PISA topic in a concise, user-friendly way.
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OECD
01 Dec 2012
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No.:
23
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4
DOI: 
10.1787/5k4c78mmxchb-en

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  • The percentage of students who expect to complete university is highest in Korea (80%) and lowest in Latvia (25%).
  • Many high-performing students do not expect to go to university, representing potentially lost talent to an economy and society while many low-performing students think they will make it to university, even if their current performance suggests they are not likely to succeed.
  • Around one in four students expects to end his or her formal schooling at the upper secondary level and thus needs the skills to make a smooth transition into work and adulthood.
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