This week, results of the 2012 OECD's PISA
test were released. This exam evaluates education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students. The 2012 exam zeroed in on math and Shanghai topped the list. Canada ranked 13th out of 65 - a three spot drop from 2009, which caused some concern
. The anguish in Canada was nothing compared to the United States who ranked 26th. Brent talks to journalist Amanda Ripley
, author of "The Smartest Kids In The World". We have one copy of her book to give away. Email day 6 @ cbc dot ca with the subject line "AMANDA RIPLEY" and include your mailing address for your chance to win.
Think you're smarter than a 15-year-old? Try a sampling of OECD question by clicking Read More.
We took some of the real test questions from the PISA exam for our listeners to try out. How well do you fare on a tenth grade math exam?
Test questions taken directly from OECD PISA