What you need to know about the new U.S. education system
U.N. officials said Thursday that China’s government is making progress in closing the gender gap in the education system, with a new nationwide test for girls expected to be released next month.
U.N., World Bank and World Health Organization officials released the new test, called the Girls Pre-Aged Literacy Index, or GPI, in China.
China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission is expected to release the results of the test by the end of the year.
China has the world’s highest number of girls who do not complete primary and secondary school, according to the World Bank.
The latest GPI data from 2017 showed that a third of girls in China did not graduate from primary school, while nearly a quarter of girls did not complete high school.
China has made progress in improving literacy rates, the World Health and Human Services Agency said in a statement.
The GPI is also one of the first tests to include gender, with girls’ grades on the standardized test showing improvement from 2015, when girls were still the lowest grade in the system.
It’s not clear what the GPI would tell the world about the education systems in China and the rest of the world.
U.S.-China relations are strained by China’s refusal to comply with U.NS. resolutions that have called on the communist government to stop forced abortions and other violations of women’s rights.
China has a long history of forcing women to undergo abortions, including by force, and in recent years has also pushed a policy of sterilization of some women, including those who are mentally handicapped.
China also has strict restrictions on abortions and forced sterilizations.