Filipino students ranked lowest among 58 countries in an international assessment for math and science for Grade 4 students, the Trends in International Math and Science Study 2019 uncovered.
In a study conducted from March until June last year but released only this month, the Philippines scored 297 in math and 249 in science. These scores are “significantly lower” compared to other participating countries.
Singapore, on the other hand, topped the assessments with a score of 635 in math and 595 in science.
The assessment measures the competence in math and science of grade 4 and grade 8 students from participating countries around the globe.
The Philippines only participated in the assessment of fourth-grade students for the 2019 study.
In math, only 19 percent of Filipino students reached the low intermediate benchmark of 400, which indicated that only a few percent “have some basic mathematical knowledge.”