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Special Analysis 2009

Reading results for 15-year-olds

Table S-3. Standard errors for the average PISA scores of 15-year-old students on reading literacy scale and cutpoint scores for bottom and top 10 percent of students in each jurisdiction, by jurisdiction: 2003
Jurisdiction PISA Cutpoint score
Average score Bottom 10 percent Top 10 percent
All OECD jurisdictions 0.6 1.3 0.6
 
OECD      
Finland 1.6 3.1 2.2
Korea, Republic of 3.1 5.2 4.1
Canada 1.8 3.1 2.1
Australia 2.1 3.6 2.7
New Zealand 2.5 4.4 2.9
Ireland 2.6 4.6 3.0
Sweden 2.4 4.3 2.9
Netherlands 2.9 5.2 2.9
Belgium 2.6 6.6 2.1
Norway 2.8 4.7 3.9
Switzerland 3.3 5.6 3.9
Japan 3.9 6.5 4.8
Poland 2.9 5.0 3.4
France 2.7 7.0 2.7
United States 3.2 5.2 3.5
Denmark 2.8 4.6 2.7
Iceland 1.6 4.8 2.8
Germany 3.4 6.8 3.2
Austria 3.8 6.3 3.7
Czech Republic 3.5 6.9 3.8
Hungary 2.5 4.2 3.4
Spain 2.6 4.9 2.8
Luxembourg 1.5 2.9 2.1
Portugal 3.7 7.1 3.5
Italy 3.0 6.8 2.1
Greece 4.1 6.2 4.4
Slovak Republic 3.1 5.8 3.0
Turkey 5.8 5.3 11.4
Mexico 4.1 5.5 6.1
 
Non-OECD      
Liechtenstein 3.6 11.7 11.8
Hong Kong-China 3.7 6.7 2.9
Macao-China 2.2 5.1 3.7
Latvia 3.7 5.3 4.6
Russian Federation 3.9 6.1 4.4
Uruguay 3.4 6.0 4.5
Thailand 2.8 3.4 4.5
Serbia and Montenegro 3.6 4.6 4.8
Brazil 4.6 7.5 5.2
Indonesia 3.4 4.9 4.6
Tunisia 2.8 3.8 4.3
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2004). Learning for Tomorrow’s World: First Results from PISA 2003, table 6.2. Paris: Author.