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OECD Study Shows Israeli Teens Excel at 'Creative Thinking'

The percentage of Israeli 15-year-olds who excel at “creative thinking” is among the highest in the world, according to an international study released on Tuesday, June 18.

The study also found deep gaps in creative thinking abilities between secular and religious students in Hebrew-speaking schools and between students in the Hebrew school system and the Arabic-language school system in general.

The study, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2022 Creative Thinking Assessment, was carried out in 2022 among 63 countries as a supplement to the main PISA study, which examined the mathematics, reading, and science abilities of 15-year-olds in 81 countries.

The assessment found that the overall percentage of Israeli students rated as “excellent” in creative thinking was 30%, as compared to the OECD average of 27%, putting Israel in 11th place out of the 63 participating countries.

The study also found that among Hebrew speakers 35% were rated “excellent,” one of the highest rates in the study, and that only 11% of Arabic speakers were similarly rated. (TOI / VFI News)

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” - 1 Timothy 4:12