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Table B.1.22. Average PISA problem-solving scores of 15-year-old students, by jurisdiction: 2003

Jurisdiction   Average score s.e.
    OECD average 500 0.7
       
OECD countries    
  Australia 530 2.0
  Austria 506 3.2
  Belgium 525 2.2
  Canada 529 1.7
  Czech Republic 516 3.4
       
  Denmark 517 2.5
  Finland 548 1.9
  France 519 2.7
  Germany 514 3.2
  Greece 449 4.0
       
  Hungary 501 2.9
  Iceland 505 1.4
  Ireland 499 2.3
  Italy 470 3.1
  Japan 547 4.1
       
  Korea, Republic of 550 3.1
  Luxembourg 494 1.4
  Mexico 384 4.3
  Netherlands 520 3.0
  New Zealand 533 2.2
       
  Norway 490 2.6
  Poland 487 2.8
  Portugal 470 3.9
  Slovak Republic 492 3.4
  Spain 482 2.7
       
  Sweden 509 2.4
  Switzerland 521 3.1
  Turkey 408 6.0
  United States 477 3.1
       
Non-OECD jurisdictions    
  Hong Kong-China 548 4.2
  Indonesia 362 3.3
  Latvia 483 3.9
  Liechtenstein 530 4.0
  Macao-China 532 2.5
       
  Russian Federation 479 4.6
  Serbia and Montenegro 420 3.3
  Thailand 425 2.7
  Tunisia 345 2.1
  Uruguay 411 3.7
NOTE: The OECD average is the average of the national averages of the OECD member countries with data available. Because PISA is principally an OECD study, the results for non-OECD jurisdictions are displayed separately from those of the OECD countries and are not included in the OECD average. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant. Standard error is noted by s.e.
SOURCE: Data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2003. Lemke, M., Sen, A., Pahlke, E., Partelow, L., Miller, D., Williams, T., Kastberg, D., and Jocelyn, L. (2004). International Outcomes of Learning in Mathematics Literacy and Problem Solving: PISA 2003 Results From the U.S. Perspective (NCES 2005-003), table B-12. National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.
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