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Figure CL-S-4. Standard errors for Figure 4: Change in average PISA reading literacy scores of 15-year-old students in selected jurisdictions, by jurisdiction: 2000 to 2003


Average score Jurisdiction, ordered by 2003 score Change in score
2000 2003
2.6 1.6 Finland 3.1
2.4 3.1 Korea, Republic of 3.9
1.6 1.8 Canada 2.3
3.5 2.1 Australia 4.1
4.1 3.6 Liechtenstein 5.5
2.8 2.5 New Zealand 3.7
3.2 2.6 Ireland 4.2
2.2 2.4 Sweden 3.3
3.6 2.6 Belgium 4.4
2.8 2.8 Norway 3.9
4.2 3.3 Switzerland 5.3
5.2 3.9 Japan 6.5
4.5 2.9 Poland 5.3
2.7 2.7 France 3.8
7.1 3.2 United States 7.8
2.4 2.8 Denmark 3.7
1.5 1.6 Iceland 2.1
2.5 3.4 Germany 4.2
2.4 3.8 Austria 4.5
5.3 3.7 Latvia 6.4
2.4 3.5 Czech Republic 4.2
4.0 2.5 Hungary 4.7
2.7 2.6 Spain 3.8
1.6 1.5 Luxembourg 2.2
4.5 3.7 Portugal 5.8
2.9 3.0 Italy 4.2
5.0 4.1 Greece 6.5
4.2 3.9 Russian Federation 5.7
3.1 4.6 Brazil 5.5
3.3 4.1 Mexico 5.3

SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2000 and 2003.