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Special Analysis 2006

U.S. Student and Adult Performance on International Assessments of Educational Achievement

Table SA1. Standard errors for figure 1: Percentage of 15-year-olds whose parents had a postsecondary education, had high occupational status, and had more than 200 books in the home, by country: 2003
Country Postsecondary
educated parents
High parents’
occupation
More than 200
books in the home

    International average 0.5 0.5 0.5
Australia 0.8 0.7 0.7
Austria 1.1 1.0 0.9
Belgium 0.8 0.9 0.7
Canada 0.8 0.8 0.6
Denmark 1.3 1.0 1.1
Finland 0.8 0.9 0.8
France 1.1 1.0 1.0
Germany 1.0 0.9 0.9
Greece 1.8 1.6 1.1
Iceland 0.8 0.8 0.8
Ireland 1.2 1.1 0.9
Italy 0.9 0.8 0.7
Netherlands 1.2 1.0 1.3
New Zealand 0.8 0.9 0.7
Norway 1.0 1.0 1.2
Portugal 1.2 1.1 1.1
Spain 1.5 1.0 1.1
Sweden 0.9 0.9 1.0
Switzerland 1.0 1.2 1.1
United States 1.0 1.0 1.1

SOURCE: Hampden-Thompson, G., and Johnston, J.S. (2006). Variation in the Relationship Between Nonschool Factors and Student Achievement on International Assessments (NCES 2006-014), table 1. Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2003.

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