In the triennial international survey conducted by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development under the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), test scores from 65 countries were matched up to discover the best but the city of Beijing did not feature.
Shanghai has the best test scores in the world but ranked fifth overall in the happy plus test score rank. Hong Kong and Macau also made the list. Singapore leads in having the world’s best schools and happiest kids according to Buzzfeed.com
How did they measure happiness? Children were asked the question,’Are you happy at School?’ Then the Happiness was ranked based on the percentage of students who agreed and disagreed. The test scores ranking were compiled on the combined individual rankings of math, reading and science scores.
Take a look at which other countries made the list from the best to the worst and from the happiest to the unhappiest.
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