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Special Analysis 2006

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

Table SA4. Standard errors for table 3: Average PISA reading literacy scores of 15-year-olds, by country: 2000
Country Average score

    OECD average 0.6
OECD countries  
  Australia 3.5
  Austria 2.4
  Belgium 3.6
  Canada 1.6
  Czech Republic 2.4
  Denmark 2.4
  Finland 2.6
  France 2.7
  Germany 2.5
  Greece 5.0
  Hungary 4.0
  Iceland 1.5
  Ireland 3.2
  Italy 2.9
  Japan 5.2
  Korea, Republic of 2.4
  Luxembourg 1.6
  Mexico 3.3
  New Zealand 2.8
  Norway 2.8
  Poland 4.5
  Portugal 4.5
  Spain 2.7
  Sweden 2.2
  Switzerland 4.2
  United Kingdom 2.6
  United States 7.0
Non-OECD countries  
  Brazil 3.1
  Latvia 5.3
  Liechtenstein 4.1
  Russian Federation 4.2

SOURCE: Lemke, M., Calsyn, C., Lippman, L., Jocelyn, L., Kastberg, D., Liu, Y.Y., Roey, S., Williams, T., Kruger, T., and Bairu, G. (2001). Outcomes of Learning: Results From the 2000 Program for International Student Assessment of 15-Year-Olds in Reading, Mathematics, and Science Literacy (NCES 2002-115), table A3.1. Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2000.