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Creative Thinking report: Filipino students ranked second lowest

Pisa 2022 report shows that the Philippines' 15-year-old students performance poor

By: Jane Bautista - Reporter / @janebautistaINQ - | June 20,2024 - 07:50 AM

Junior high school students rehearse for their “moving up” program at a school in Manila on March 21, 2018. | Inquirer file photo

Junior high school students rehearse for their “moving up” program at a school in Manila on March 21, 2018. | Inquirer file photo

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines logged a mean score of 14 on the creative thinking performance of 15-year-old students. That is according to the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa)

The country’s score was the second-lowest among 64 ranked countries, according to the Pisa 2022 report released on June 18.


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Aside from the Philippines, Uzbekistan also scored 14, while Albania scored 13, which was the lowest rank.

The Pisa likewise described the score of the Philippines in the report as statistically significant below the average of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which was at 33 points.

Meanwhile, listed below are the countries with the highest mean scores in creative thinking:

  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Latvia
  • Belgium

The Pisa 2022 study assessed students’ ability to generate diverse ideas, generate creative ideas, and evaluate and improve ideas. These areas of testing are crucial in developing a well-rounded education system that prepares students for the challenges of the future.

The Pisa is a study conducted by the OECD to measure the performance of 15-year-old students in academic disciplines.

READ: PH students still among lowest scorers in reading, math, science – Pisa 

The study began in 2000 and is repeated every three years.

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