Singapore's teaching strategies are working: Heng Swee Keat
Education Minister Heng Swee Keat congratulated local teenagers for doing well in the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) in a Facebook posting on Wednesday.
Singapore came in second in mathematics and third in science and reading in the most recent Pisa test carried out last year. The test measures how well students use mathematics, science and reading to solve real-world problems.
"Regardless of how they rank relative to students from elsewhere, our students' own scores are better this time than when we first took part in Pisa in 2009," said Mr Heng, adding that this means the education system is moving in the right direction.