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Figure CL-S-2. Standard errors for Figure 2: Change in average PIRLS reading literacy scores of fourth-grade students in selected jurisdictions, by jurisdiction: 2001 to 2006


Average score Jurisdiction, ordered by 2006 score Change in score
2001 2006
4.4 3.4 Russian Federation 5.6
3.1 2.4 Hong Kong SAR 3.9
5.2 2.9 Singapore 6.0
3.3 2.7 Canada, Ontario 4.3
2.2 3.0 Hungary 3.7
2.4 2.9 Italy 3.8
2.2 2.3 Sweden 3.2
1.9 2.2 Germany 2.9
2.5 1.5 Netherlands 2.9
3.8 4.4 Bulgaria 5.8
2.3 2.3 Latvia 3.3
3.8 3.5 United States 5.2
3.4 2.6 England 4.3
2.6 1.6 Lithuania 3.1
3.0 2.8 Canada, Quebec 4.1
3.6 2.0 New Zealand 4.1
2.8 2.8 Slovak Republic 4.0
3.6 2.8 Scotland 4.6
2.4 2.1 France 3.2
2.0 2.1 Slovenia 2.9
2.8 3.3 Israel 4.3
1.2 1.3 Iceland 1.8
4.0 3.0 Moldova 5.0
2.9 2.6 Norway 3.9
4.6 5.0 Romania 6.8
4.6 4.1 Macedonia 6.2
4.2 3.1 Iran, Islamic Republic of 5.2
9.6 5.9 Morocco 11.3

SOURCE: Baer, J., Baldi, S., Ayotte, K., and Green, P. (2007). The Reading Literacy of U.S. Fourth-Grade Students in an International Context: Results From the 2001 and 2006 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) (NCES 2008-017), figure 3 and table 2. National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC; Ogle, L., Sen, A., Pahlke, E., Jocelyn, L., Kastberg, D., Roey, S., and Williams, T. (2003). International Comparisons in Fourth-Grade Reading Literacy: Findings from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) of 2001 (NCES 2003-073), figure 3. National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.

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