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Estonia has very few low-performing students

This month we look at high-performing education systems which are also notable for their performance on specific measures of equity. Estonia has an exceptionally low rate of students who perform poorly on all three subjects tested by PISA (mathematics, reading and science). In fact, with only 4.7 percent of students performing below Level 2 on all three subjects, Estonia has the lowest rate of low-performers of any European country, well below both the OECD average of 13 percent and the U.S. rate of 13.6 percent. Find out more about Estonia’s approach to providing high-quality education to all students in the Supporting Equity section of CIEB’s profile of Estonia’s education system.