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Global academic achievement tests were recently reconstructed and the new forms administered in 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009 to increasing numbers of countrie’s 15-year-olds. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development tests for the 2009 testing period were released in early December 2010.  These 15-year-olds (usually 9th or 10th grade in the US) showed something interesting in the 2009 results. 

Shanghai, China is a large city, but taken as a region, it is home to students that scored highest in all three subjects assessed. They beat every other country in Overall Reading, Mathematics, and Science.

Check this link for the Top 10 Best Countries in Academic Achievement:   

Top 10 Countries in the OECD Tests

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