Israeli school pupils are consistently performing below the developed world average in core subjects, according to the results of the international 2018 PISA examinations.

Published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the results show Israeli students underperforming in reading, mathematics and science compared to the OECD average.

They also reveal a growing gap in scholastic performance between Hebrew-speaking and Arabic-speaking pupils in Israel.

KAN's Mark Weiss spoke with Dr Nachum Blass, a principal researcher on education at the Taub center.