Educate Every Child on the Planet


Annually the New Jersey Minority Educational Development (NJMED) will list the World’s Top 20 Education Systems. The data to rate the poll will calculate early childhood enrollments (4 and Under), the elementary and middle school levels in math, reading, and science, high school graduation rates, as well as, college bachelors, and graduate degrees into a single ranking system.

The data to rate the poll will be derived from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which ranks 65 nations in their annual index report’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study. Combining with the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council (UNESOC) 54 member’s countries education results,  The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) 187 nations study, and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 59 nations and Progress in International Reading Study (PIRLS) 46 nation report studies.

To assure for the poll’s accuracy, each country’s Ministry of Education Department was contacted to get their comments and approval. If the country states their results were not accurate, we honor their request and graded them accordingly, with the new source of data they provided. However, if a country did not respond, we assume the poll’s information is correct.

The World Top 20 Education Poll will also be updated every 90 days,to assure the most accurate information is available from each nation.

The World Top 20 Education Poll Mission

Is to “Educate Every Child on the Planet,” with the purpose to help them reach their full potential. With only half of the 260 nations in the world, reporting or gathering data on how their children are being educated. We developed the World Top 20 Education Poll to serve as a reference point to encourage nations to participate, and to seek support from their governments to help improve their educational standards.

Top 20 Poll Ranking System 

Each  nation will be ranked on five levels, from the ages of 3 to 34 year old. Early childhood enrollment rates 4 and Under, Elementary 5 to 10 year olds, Middle-School 10-14 year olds Math, Science and Reading levels, High School Graduation Rate 14-19 year olds, and College Graduation 19-34 year olds.

Each level will be ranked from 1 to 20, with number  one being the top score, equaling 20 points and being ranked number 20, equaling 1 point. And if the country ranks outside the top 20 at any level, they will not receive a point.

For example, Japan has the world’s current number 1 education system. Their early childhood enrollment rate ranking is 7th, equal 14 points, elementary and middle school levels in math, reading, and science ranking is 3rd and 4th, equals 18 points for elementary, and 17 points for middle school. Their high school graduation rate ranking was 2nd, equal 19 points, and college graduation ranking 2nd, equal 19 points. For a total of 87 points, divide by 5, equals an average score of 17.4. 

2018 World Top 20 Education Poll  




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