According to Pisa’s 2012 results, Malaysian students scored below average and ranked 52 out of the 65 countries. In contrast, students in Vietnam ranked 17 out of 65.
Malaysia also ranked 39 out of 44 countries under Pisa’s first assessment on creative problem-solving, while neighbouring Singapore came out tops.
In TIMSS 2011, Malaysia’s ranking in mathematics fell from 20th in 2007 to 26th in 2011 while its ranking in science dropped from 21st in 2007 to 32nd in 2011.
The average mathematics score fell from 474 in 2007 to 440 and the average science score plunged from 471 in 2007 to 426 in 2011.
source: Malaysian Insider