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Special Analysis 2009

Mathematics results for 4th- and 8th-graders

Table S-4. Standard errors for the average TIMSS scores of fourth-grade students in mathematics and cutpoint scores for bottom and top 10 percent of students in each jurisdiction, by jurisdiction: 2007
Jurisdiction TIMSS Cutpoint score
Average score Bottom 10 percent Top 10 percent
All jurisdictions 0.0 0.9 0.7
 
Hong Kong SAR 3.6 4.0 6.0
Singapore 3.7 7.1 4.5
Chinese Taipei 1.7 2.3 2.3
Japan 2.1 3.0 3.3
Kazakhstan 7.1 9.1 7.3
Russian Federation 4.9 4.7 6.9
England 2.9 5.2 4.9
Latvia 2.3 2.2 3.9
Netherlands 2.1 4.9 2.6
Lithuania 2.4 3.3 3.6
United States 2.4 4.2 3.1
Germany 2.3 3.8 3.2
Denmark 2.4 4.2 3.6
Australia 3.5 6.5 2.9
Hungary 3.5 8.4 2.9
Italy 3.1 5.6 3.8
Austria 2.0 2.9 3.7
Sweden 2.5 4.4 3.0
Slovenia 1.8 3.0 3.2
Armenia 4.3 5.1 8.2
Slovak Republic 4.5 9.7 4.5
Scotland 2.2 3.9 2.7
New Zealand 2.3 4.8 2.6
Czech Republic 2.8 6.9 2.8
Norway 2.5 3.3 3.0
Ukraine 2.9 4.6 2.6
Georgia 4.2 5.7 4.1
Iran, Islamic Republic of 4.1 4.4 2.9
Algeria 5.2 8.0 6.2
Colombia 5.0 4.7 5.2
Morocco 4.7 6.3 6.3
El Salvador 4.1 5.7 5.0
Tunisia 4.5 5.5 3.9
Kuwait 3.6 5.3 5.5
Qatar 1.0 1.8 1.6
Yemen 6.0 7.1 6.8
SOURCE: Gonzales, P., Williams, T., Jocelyn, L., Roey, S., Kastberg, D., and Brenwald, S. (2008). Highlights From TIMSS 2007: Mathematics and Science Achievement of U.S. Fourth- and Eighth-Grade Students in an International Context (NCES 2009–001), tables 3 and 9. National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC