29 Nov 2013

NZ set to fall in education ranking

3:15 pm on 29 November 2013

Education Minister Hekia Parata has indicated that New Zealand will lose ground in a prestigious international education ranking.

Hekia Parata.

Hekia Parata. Photo: RNZ

The Programme for International Student Assessment tests 15-year-olds worldwide in reading, maths and science. The latest results are due next week.

Ms Parata has said it is probable that New Zealand may slip in the ranking as other countries, especially Asian nations, improve.