Korean students have been ranked the among the very best in the world at computer-based problem solving.
Korean students scored an average 5-hundred-61 points on the problem solving section of the Program for International Student Assessment.
Their score, just a point behind Singapore, was the second-highest when taking into account all the 44 participating countries, and the highest among OECD countries.
It was PISA's first assessment of creative problem-solving skills to evaluate the abilities of 15-year-old students when confronted with problems that are encountered in everyday life.
Japan ranked third on the list.