Center on International Education Benchmarking

Top Performing Countries – Archive

These countries were previously among CIEB’s Top Performing Countries. Their profiles have been archived and are no longer being updated.

Australia Find out how Australia achieved nation-wide consistency and success through a collaboration of the states and the federal government

NetherlandsThe Netherlands provides multiple educational pathways in vocational and general education to ensure that its graduates can meet workforce needs. Learn more here.

New Zealand New Zealand is a leader in early childhood support and has a robust national qualifications system for secondary education and beyond. Read more about their programs and initiatives.

PolandIn 2000, Poland ranked below average in all three subjects. By 2012, Poland ranked in the top ten countries in science and reading and 13th in mathematics. Find out what reforms led to this remarkable rise in achievement.




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