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Dutch pupils scored an average of 485 out of 550 in the most recent Pisa reading and comprehension tests, well down on the 503 score recorded in 2015.
Chines students achieve the highest scores on OECD reading, math, and science evaluations. Girls perform better than boys with a statistically significant difference of 29 points.
"But the regression in science gives natural cause to look at how scientific subjects are best managed Danish classrooms", Christensen added.
The report also notes, meanwhile, that the performance of low-performing students in mathematics in particular was one of Denmark's weakest points, for both boys and girls (rank 70/77).
PISA 2018's 600,000 participating students (intended to represent 32 million 15-year-olds), were evaluated in science and mathematics, however reading was the main focus of the assessment, the OECD said. But the index of sense of belonging was one of the highest (rank 8/75).
On average, 12 per cent of the variation in student reading performance within each country was associated with socio-economic status.
The same trio could be found top in mathematics (591, 569 and 558) and science (590, 551 and 544).
The new figures show that schoolgoers' Nordic peers - particularly those from Finland - are out performing Norwegians in the three key disciplines of reading, mathematics and science.
The OECD average was 487 in reading, and 489 in mathematics and science.