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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007


Table A11.

Percentage and average scores of 15-year-olds on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), by nativity status and participating country: 2003


Country Native First generation Non-native
Percent Score Percent Score Percent Score
OECD average 91.4 504 3.9 480 4.7 466
Australia 77.3 527 11.7 522 11.0 525
Austria 86.7 515 4.1 459 9.2 452
Belgium 88.2 545 6.3 454 5.5 437
Canada 79.9 537 9.2 543 10.9 530
Czech Republic 98.7 523 0.5 465 0.8 500
Denmark 93.5 520 3.5 449 3.0 455
Finland 98.1 546 # 425 1.8 474
France 85.7 520 10.8 472 3.5 448
Germany 84.6 525 6.9 432 8.5 454
Greece 92.6 449 0.5 454 6.9 402
Hungary 97.7 491 0.1 426 2.2 488
Iceland 99.0 517 0.2 495 0.8 479
Ireland 96.5 503 1.0 474 2.5 509
Italy 97.9 468 0.4 461 1.7 441
Japan 99.9 535 # 600 0.1 425
Korea 100.0 543 # 402 #
Luxembourg 66.7 507 15.8 476 17.4 462
Mexico 97.7 392 0.5 333 1.8 292
Netherlands 89.0 551 7.1 492 3.9 472
New Zealand 80.2 528 6.6 496 13.3 523
Norway 94.4 499 2.3 460 3.4 438
Poland 100.0 491 # 482 # 533
Portugal 95.0 470 2.3 440 2.7 383
Slovak Republic 99.1 499 0.6 432 0.3 443
Spain 96.6 487 0.6 450 2.8 440
Sweden 88.5 517 5.7 483 5.9 425
Switzerland 80.0 543 8.9 484 11.1 453
Turkey 99.7 360 0.2 313 0.1 352
United States 85.6 490 8.3 468 6.1 453
# Rounds to zero.
Not applicable
NOTE: Native refers to a student born in the country with at least one parent born in the country. First generation refers to a student born in the country with both parents born outside the country. Non-native refers to a student born outside the country and both parents born outside the country.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2003.
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