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Table S-2. Standard errors for the average PIRLS scores of fourth-grade students on reading literacy scale and cutpoint scores for bottom and top 10 percent of students in each jurisdiction, by jurisdiction: 2006
Jurisdiction PIRLS Cutpoint score
Average score Bottom 10 percent Top 10 percent
All jurisdictions 0.0 0.9 0.7
 
Russian Federation 3.4 4.0 3.6
Hong Kong, SAR 2.4 5.1 2.4
Canada, Alberta 2.4 3.9 3.1
Canada, British Columbia 2.6 7.3 2.7
Singapore 2.9 4.7 4.0
Luxembourg 1.1 3.7 1.9
Canada, Ontario 2.7 5.6 3.6
Hungary 3.0 8.2 3.0
Italy 2.9 4.5 4.8
Sweden 2.3 6.5 3.1
Germany 2.2 4.2 1.8
Belgium (Flemish) 2.0 3.7 1.9
Bulgaria 4.4 5.2 5.6
Netherlands 1.5 2.9 1.4
Denmark 2.3 6.1 3.3
Canada, Nova Scotia 2.2 3.4 3.6
Latvia 2.3 3.6 2.8
United States 3.5 6.6 3.7
England 2.6 5.1 3.4
Austria 2.2 3.3 4.0
Lithuania 1.6 3.4 2.6
Chinese Taipei 2.0 3.9 2.3
Canada, Quebec 2.8 5.0 4.1
New Zealand 2.0 4.0 4.0
Slovak Republic 2.8 6.0 2.9
Scotland 2.8 7.4 3.3
France 2.1 3.2 1.7
Slovenia 2.1 2.9 3.0
Poland 2.4 4.9 2.9
Spain 2.5 5.1 3.6
Israel 3.3 10.1 2.8
Iceland 1.3 3.5 2.2
Belgium (French) 2.6 4.1 3.5
Moldova, Republic of 3.0 5.1 3.8
Norway 2.6 5.8 2.8
Romania 5.0 10.2 4.6
Georgia 3.1 5.0 2.2
Macedonia, Republic of 4.1 6.4 3.5
Trinidad and Tobago 4.9 7.9 5.4
Iran, Islamic Republic of 3.1 5.3 3.4
Indonesia 4.1 6.6 4.7
Qatar 1.1 3.7 1.8
Kuwait 4.2 8.3 4.8
Morocco 5.9 7.3 10.2
South Africa 5.6 5.3 12.9
SOURCE: Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., Kennedy, A.M., and Foy, P. (2007). PIRLS 2006 International Report: IEA’s Progress in International Reading Literacy Study in Primary Schools in 40 Countries, exhibit 1.1. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College; and International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), 2006, unpublished tabulations (November 2008).
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