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Special Analysis 2009

Science Results for 4th- and 8th-graders

Table S-7. Standard errors for the average TIMSS scores of fourth-grade students in science 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 1.1 0.9
 
Singapore 4.1 7.0 5.0
Chinese Taipei 2.0 3.0 2.2
Hong Kong SAR 3.5 4.5 4.1
Japan 2.1 3.4 3.4
Russian Federation 4.8 4.9 4.9
Latvia 2.3 4.5 3.3
England 2.9 3.7 4.8
United States 2.7 4.3 2.8
Hungary 3.3 6.1 6.3
Italy 3.2 6.3 3.8
Kazakhstan 5.6 9.2 3.8
Germany 2.4 4.3 4.2
Australia 3.3 3.7 1.4
Slovak Republic 4.8 8.3 4.0
Austria 2.5 4.8 4.1
Sweden 2.9 4.0 2.4
Netherlands 2.6 3.6 4.1
Slovenia 1.9 1.7 2.7
Denmark 2.9 9.9 1.6
Czech Republic 3.1 3.5 5.1
Lithuania 2.4 3.3 2.2
New Zealand 2.6 4.7 3.1
Scotland 2.3 3.7 4.1
Armenia 5.7 8.6 15.2
Norway 3.5 7.7 3.4
Ukraine 3.1 5.1 4.2
Iran, Islamic Republic of 4.3 5.5 3.4
Georgia 4.6 7.3 5.2
Colombia 5.4 7.9 4.9
El Salvador 3.4 6.2 3.4
Algeria 6.0 10.0 6.8
Kuwait 4.4 8.0 5.9
Tunisia 5.9 14.0 4.6
Morocco 5.9 7.5 9.4
Qatar 2.6 3.8 2.0
Yemen 7.2 8.3 8.6
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 11 and 17. National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.