Good marks for Spanish education system
The Spanish education system stands among the most equal within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, according to PISA index of economic, social and cultural status, alongside Iceland and Turkey.
These results are reflected in the PISA 2015 study on collaborative problem solving. This is the fifth edition of this study, which this year has focussed on innovation skills. Spain (496) has an average score close to the OECD average (500), on a par with France (494), Portugal (498), the Czech Republic (499) Iceland (499) and Belgium (501) and within the average range, alongside most other countries. The data also show that the proportion of pupils falling behind in Spain (4.4 per cent) is below the OECD average and the EU total (six per cent); in other words, a similar proportion to such countries as Norway, Slovenia, Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Germany.