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Special Analysis 2009

Mathematics results for 15-year-olds

Table S-6. Standard errors for the average PISA scores of 15-year-old students on mathematics literacy scale and cutpoint scores for bottom and top 10 percent of students in each jurisdiction, by jurisdiction: 2006
Jurisdiction TIMSS Cutpoint score
Average score Bottom 10 percent Top 10 percent
All OECD jurisdictions 0.5 0.9 0.8
 
OECD      
Finland 2.3 3.4 2.8
Korea, Republic of 3.8 6.1 6.9
Netherlands 2.6 5.0 3.3
Switzerland 3.2 4.7 3.7
Canada 2.0 3.3 2.3
Japan 3.3 5.5 3.6
New Zealand 2.4 4.1 4.0
Belgium 3.0 6.6 2.4
Australia 2.2 2.7 3.3
Denmark 2.6 4.3 3.4
Czech Republic 3.6 4.7 4.8
Iceland 1.8 3.6 3.2
Austria 3.7 6.3 3.8
Germany 3.9 6.8 3.8
Sweden 2.4 4.2 2.8
Ireland 2.8 4.4 3.2
France 3.2 5.4 3.8
United Kingdom 2.1 3.3 3.2
Poland 2.4 3.4 3.7
Slovak Republic 2.8 5.1 4.4
Hungary 2.9 3.9 5.0
Luxembourg 1.1 3.5 2.7
Norway 2.6 3.8 3.3
Spain 2.3 2.8 2.9
United States 4.0 5.8 4.8
Portugal 3.1 5.2 2.8
Italy 2.3 3.3 4.2
Greece 3.0 5.6 4.1
Turkey 4.9 4.0 12.4
Mexico 2.9 4.9 3.3
 
Non-OECD      
Chinese Taipei 4.1 6.2 3.4
Hong Kong-China 2.7 6.4 3.5
Macao-China 1.3 3.1 2.4
Liechtenstein 4.2 11.1 9.5
Estonia 2.7 4.3 3.2
Slovenia 1.0 2.1 2.7
Lithuania 2.9 4.3 4.9
Latvia 3.0 5.2 3.4
Azerbaijan 2.3 2.2 3.6
Russian Federation 3.9 4.8 5.3
Croatia 2.4 3.3 3.6
Israel 4.3 6.9 5.0
Serbia, Republic of 3.5 5.0 3.9
Uruguay 2.6 4.4 5.5
Thailand 2.3 3.5 3.7
Romania 4.2 7.4 7.1
Bulgaria 6.1 7.2 8.4
Chile 4.6 4.3 6.6
Montenegro, Republic of 1.4 3.0 2.4
Indonesia 5.6 3.9 9.4
Jordan 3.3 4.3 5.0
Argentina 6.2 9.8 7.6
Colombia 3.8 5.6 3.8
Brazil 2.9 4.5 5.8
Tunisia 4.0 3.9 7.8
Qatar 1.0 2.2 2.7
Kyrgyz Republic 3.4 5.0 5.9
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2007). PISA 2006: Science Competencies for Tomorrow's World, Volume 2: Data, table 6.2c. Paris: Author.