Council leaders in Wales have welcomed improvements to all areas of the country’s education system.
The latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings, published by the OECD, show marked improvements in all areas of education across Wales.
The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) said the rankings reflect recent reforms to education.
Cllr Ian Roberts, WLGA’s spokesperson for education said: ‘Today’s PISA results show that the education system in Wales is continuing to improve, thanks to the hard work of students, teachers, support staff and everyone else involved in the education system.
‘Local authorities have worked closely with Welsh Government to implement the newly reformed curriculum, and it is very encouraging to see that Wales’ performance ranks significantly higher than in the 2009 and 2012 PISA rounds.’