Beating the Odds: High Performance Among Disadvantaged Students

by Jennifer Craw


This month we look at high-performing education systems which are also notable for their performance on specific measures of equity. In 2015, nearly half of all socio-economically disadvantaged students in Singapore and Japan performed at the highest levels on the science portion of the PISA exam. Find out more about how these two systems provide high-quality education for even their most at-risk students in the Supporting Equity section of CIEB’s Japan and Singapore profiles.