- The United States has opted out of a global assessment to see whether students can identify fake news.
- It is a new part of the OECD’s “global competence test” for 15-year-olds.
- It also measures respect for other cultures and ability to resist extremism.
- Canada, Australia, Scotland and 25 other countries are taking it.
- England, Germany, and France have opted out as well.
- Sample questions are published below.
The Trump administration has opted out of a global, standardised test which would assess whether school-age children can identify fake news.
US education authorities decided not to include a “global competence test” developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and read more >>>