德国的科学工作者连续两年均获得诺贝尔科学奖, 这说明德国人在科学领域处于相当领先地位, 德国人对科学的热爱也可略见一斑. 然而, 国际学生评价机构(PISA)最新结果却显示了令人不容乐观的结果: 德国学生的读算能力却一般, 而且进步不大.结果表明德国学生的阅读和数学能力只排在三十个参与国家中位于第十四位. 其阅读能力远远落后于韩国、芬兰和加拿大的学生; 而数学能力也比芬兰，韩国和荷兰学生的差. 针对PISA评比结果, 德国也做了一个内部测试: 德国学生科学方面的能力正在不断提高, 而且社会出身将不再是决定学习成绩和个人能力的决定因素. 值得引人注意的是移民家庭的孩子需要加强科学领域的发展.
孩子的学习好坏虽然并不能由此判断孩子的将来, 而且有例为证, 爱迪生, 爱因斯坦小时候的学习成绩都不是最好的, 但最终却成了伟大的科学家. 但是, 学习成绩的好坏却影响着绝大部分孩子的升学, 就业等机会, 因为能成为象爱迪生, 爱因斯坦那样的人毕竟是极少数.
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Last year and this year the German scientists won the Nobel Prices, and this shows that Germans have a leading position in the field of science which they always show their interests. However, PISA – the Programme for International Student Assessment’s result is not very optimistic: the ability of reading and Mathematics of German schoolchildren is on average level, they just Ranked in the 14th of 30 participating countries. In reading they are far behind South Korea, Finland and Canada; in Mathematics they are behind Finland, South Korea and Netherlands. At the same time the German has also its own PISA result: German schoolchildren show their interested mostly in science, and social status will not be longer a Determining factor of personal performance.
Although a Child’s future can not be judged by a good or bad School performance. Edison and Einstein are the best examples who were not the best at School, but they became the great scientists later. However, a School performance influences the most of Children’s Education and employment opportunities in future, since only very few people can become a great scientists like Edison and Einstein.