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This Fall 2021 we answer 2 questions: How smart is our future generation? And, who’s teaching them?

This Fall – 2021, PISA will be administering an assessment for International Students.

The PISA exam is organized by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. The exam assesses 15-year old international student’s ability to use their reading, mathematics, and science knowledge and skills to meet real-life challenges.

Sample Question

Question : TRAFFIC

Julio lives in Silver, Maria lives in Lincoln and Don lives in Nobel. They want to meet in a suburb on the map. No-one wants to travel for more than 15 minutes.

Where could they meet?

Link to more sample questions below!

Do these test results surprise you?

If you question your best friend, or family at dinner today – ask them who is the smartest country… see what they will say.

So we have students… what about the teachers?

Everyone know that the best way to measure success for an adult or a professional is to see their income – net worth.

So what do teachers get paid around the world?

Here are the top 11 countries with the highest salaries. According to Yahoo Finance.

11. Spain

  • Overall average salary for teachers: $50,019
  • Highest average salary: $61,543 for middle and high school teachers

Teachers in Spain have an average starting salary of $38,987, for those who teach elementary school, and $43,565, for those who teach middle or high school. By the time they have been teaching for 15 years, their salaries have only risen about $6,000 per year.

10. Denmark

  • Overall average salary for teachers: $50,180
  • Highest average salary: $55,675 for high school teachers

Denmark is in the top ten for teacher salaries, with a starting salary of $44,919, for elementary school teachers, $45,134, for middle school teachers and $42,841, for high school teachers. It’s the only country on the list where the average starting salary for high school teachers is lower than it is for middle school teachers.

9. Australia

  • Overall average salary for teachers: $53,645
  • Highest average salary: $59,568 for teachers at any grade level

In Australia, teachers’ salaries are the same across all grade levels. The average starting salary is $41,798, and after 15 years of experience, a teacher can expect to earn $59,568.

8. Ireland

  • Overall average salary for teachers: $54,308
  • Highest average salary: $69,306 for middle and high school teachers

In Ireland, teachers at the highest end of the pay scale earn nearly $10,000 per year more than their counterparts with 15 years of experience.

7. South Korea

  • Overall average salary for teachers: $56,015
  • Highest average salary: $84,842 for elementary school teachers

Teachers at the top of the pay scale earn significantly more in South Korea. In fact, the top of the scale average elementary school teacher salary is the second-highest of any country on the list. The average salary for a high school teacher with 15 years of experience is $52,747, while those at the top of the pay scale average $84,185.

6. Canada

  • Overall average salary for teachers: $56,723
  • Highest average salary: $65,474 for teachers at any grade level

In Canada, teachers with 15 years of experience are paid at the top of the pay scale, on average, and average pay is the same regardless of grade level. Canadian teachers start out earning an average of $39,222 and top out at an average of $65,474.

5. United States

  • Overall average salary for teachers: $56,960
  • Highest average salary: $70,900 for high school teachers

American teachers’ salaries are the fifth-highest of all the countries on the list. The difference between a starting teacher’s salary and that of someone who has been teaching for 15 years is among the highest. Experienced high school teachers earn $22,489, more than their counterparts who are just starting out.

4. Austria

  • Overall average salary for teachers: $57,456
  • Highest average salary: $83,660 for high school teachers

Teachers in Austria are paid slightly more than those in the U.S. on average, but the maximum salary is quite a bit higher. Austrian high school teachers at the top of the pay scale earn nearly $13,000 more per year than those at the top of the pay scale in the U.S.

3. The Netherlands

  • Overall average salary for teachers: $61,705
  • Highest average salary: $84,469 for middle and high school teachers

Teachers in the Netherlands would be wise to stick with their chosen career. Middle and high school teachers with 15 years of experience earn an average of $31,469 more than those who are just starting out.

2. Germany

  • Overall average salary for teachers: $73,732
  • Highest average salary: $92,386 for high school teachers

Germany ranks second for teacher pay around the world, with high school teacher pay for those at the top of the scale approaching $100,000 a year.

1. Luxembourg

  • Overall average salary for teachers: $105,762
  • Highest average salary: $138,279 for high school teachers

If you decide to go into teaching for the money, consider going to Luxembourg. This small European country pays the highest teacher salaries around the world, by a lot. The starting salary for a middle school teacher in Luxembourg is more than the top-of-scale salary for a primary school teacher in any other country except South Korea.

Long story short… if I am going to continue teaching… I gotta move to Luxembourg LOL!

Best,

Profe Kuba

https://www.oecd.org/pisa/pisa-2015-science-test-questions.htm

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