Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI), which represents Ireland’s 16 Education and Training Boards (ETBs), has welcomed the publication of the latest OECD Pisa (Programme for International Student Assessment) results which indicate further improvements since 2009 in the performance levels of Ireland’s 15-year-olds, most notably in science, where it now ranks 9th out of 34 OECD countries, but also in reading where it ranks 4th, and in mathematics where it ranks 13th.