Hong Kong gains a Top Ten place in primary school reading

Portrait of a student child girl studying at library

The PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study), an international test in literacy, has placed Hong Kong as number three in world rankings. This test is taken by almost 320,000 10-year-olds around the world.

Interestingly enough, in almost every country taking the tests, girls are ahead of boys in literacy for their respective age groups.

Top 10 for primary reading:

  1. Russia
    2. Singapore
    3. Hong Kong
    4. Republic of Ireland
    5. Finland
    6. Poland
    = Northern Ireland
    8. Norway
    = Taiwan
    = England

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