Tenth-grade students (15-year-olds) from the region Skagafjördur in north Iceland scored highest compared to other Icelandic students in the OECD’s 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study, the results of which were recently released.
Overall, Icelandic students performed worse in reading and mathematics than in 2000. They dropped to place 16 from nine in reading and to place 11 from eight in mathematics. But when only evaluating the results of students from Skagafjördur, they ranked number three to four on the list, ruv.is reports.
Students from northeast Iceland and the West Fjords also performed better than their peers from other parts of the country.
The PISA study compares reading and mathematics skills, and knowledge of natural sciences among 15-year-olds in 57 countries.
Click here to read more about the results of the PISA study.