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Standard errors for scores of U.S. 15-year-old students at selected percentiles and at the mean on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) mathematics literacy assessment: 2003 and 2006

  2003 2006
Cutpoint score s.e. Cutpoint score s.e.
95th percentile6385.16254.8
90th percentile6073.95934.8
75th percentile5503.45375.0
25th percentile4183.74114.8
10th percentile3564.53585.8
5th percentile3234.93287.6
NOTE: The PISA mathematics framework was revised in 2003. Because of changes in the framework, it is not possible to compare mathematics learning outcomes from PISA 2000 with those from PISA 2003 and 2006.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2004). Learning for Tomorrow's World: First Results From PISA 2003, table 2.5c. Paris: Author; OECD. (2007). PISA 2006: Science Competencies for Tomorrow's World, Volume 2: Data, table 6.2c. Paris: Author.

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