MADRID, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- The average 15-year-old Spanish student gets below average marks in Mathematics, Reading and Science, according to the Programme for the International Student Assessment (PISA) report published on Tuesday, local media said.
The PISA studies the education in 34 countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and 31 other countries with Spain finishing 33rd in ranking of those 65 countries.
The study concludes that Spanish students are below the average of the countries, although their level has not actually fallen since the previous report was published in 2009.
The report, which looked at students in 14 of Spain's Autonomous Communities also highlighted that the differences in results was widening in conjunction with the differences in the economic fortunes of the different regions.
The highest marks are scored by students from East Asia, with China's Shanghai at the top.