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Figure CL-5. Percentage of fourth-grade students reaching the TIMSS international benchmarks in mathematics, by jurisdiction: 2007


Percentage of fourth-grade students reaching the TIMSS international benchmarks in mathematics, by jurisdiction: 2007

*p < .05. Percentage reaching advanced benchmark is measurably higher than U.S. percentage.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China.
2 National Target Population does not include all of the International Target Population defined by the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
3 Met guidelines for sample participation rates only after substitute schools were included.
4 National Defined Population covers 90 percent to 95 percent of National Target Population.
5 Nearly satisfied guidelines for sample participation rates only after substitute schools were included.
6 Kuwait tested the same cohort of students as other countries, but later in 2007, at the beginning of the next school year.
NOTE: Jurisdictions are ordered by the percentage of students who reached the advanced international benchmark on a scale of 0 to 1,000. The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) set international benchmarks for TIMSS based on an analysis of score points. Students who did not reach benchmarks are not shown nor are students whose placement relative to the benchmarks was uncertain. Because IEA benchmarks are anchored by scores, it is possible to calculate the percentage of students who reach each benchmark's score threshold with accuracy but not the percentage distribution of students by benchmarks. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant.
SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2007.

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