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Table B.1.42. Percentage distribution of 15-year-old students in PISA, by grade level and country: 2009
Country Grade 7   Grade 8   Grade 9   Grade 10   Grade 11   Grade 12   Ungraded/unknown
Percent   s.e.   Percent   s.e.   Percent   s.e.   Percent   s.e.   Percent   s.e.   Percent   s.e.   Percent   s.e.
OECD average1 1   #   6   0.1   37   0.2   53   0.2   10   0.1   1   #   3   #
OECD countries                                                      
Australia #     #     10   0.6   71   0.6   19   0.6   #     #  
Austria 1 ! 0.3   6   1.0   42   1.0   51   1.0   #     #     #  
Belgium #     5   0.5   31   0.6   60   0.7   1   0.1   #     2   0.3
Canada #     1   0.2   14   0.5   84   0.5   1   0.1   #     #  
Chile 1   0.2   4   0.5   21   0.8   69   1.0   5   0.3   #     #  
Czech Republic 1 ! 0.2   4   0.3   49   1.1   47   1.1   #     #     #  
Denmark #     15   0.6   84   0.8   2   0.5   #     #     #  
Estonia 2   0.3   24   0.7   72   0.9   2   0.3       #     #  
Finland 1   0.1   12   0.5   87   0.5   #     #     #     #  
France     4   0.7   34   1.2   57   1.5   4   0.7   #     #  
Germany 1   0.2   11   0.5   53   0.8   31   0.8   #     #     4   0.5
Greece #     1 ! 0.5   6   0.8   93   1.1   #     #     #  
Hungary 3   0.6   8   1.1   67   1.4   22   0.9       #     #  
Iceland #     #     #     98   0.1   2   0.1   #     #  
Ireland     2   0.3   59   1.0   24   1.4   14   1.1   #     #  
Israel #     #     18   1.0   81   1.0   1 ! 0.2   #     #  
Italy #     1   0.3   17   0.4   78   0.6   3   0.3   #     #  
Japan #     #     #     100   #   #     #     #  
Korea, Republic of #     #     4   0.9   95   0.9   1   0.1   #     #  
Luxembourg 1   0.1   12   0.2   52   0.3   36   0.2   #     #     #  
Mexico 2   0.1   7   0.4   34   0.9   55   0.9   1   0.2   #      
Netherlands     3   0.3   46   1.1   51   1.2   1   0.1   #     #  
New Zealand #     #     #     6   0.4   89   0.5   5   0.3   #  
Norway #     #     1   0.1   99   0.2       #     #  
Poland 1   0.2   5   0.4   94   0.6   1 ! 0.3   #     #     #  
Portugal 2   0.3   8   0.7   26   1.5   56   2.1   0   0.1   #     7   0.8
Slovak Republic 1   0.2   3   0.3   36   1.5   57   1.6   4   0.8   #     #  
Slovenia #         3   0.7   91   0.8   6   0.2   #     #  
Spain #     10   0.4   27   0.6   63   0.7   #     #     #  
Sweden     3   0.3   95   0.6   2   0.5   #     #     #  
Switzerland 1   0.1   16   0.9   62   1.3   21   1.1   1 ! 0.5   #     #  
Turkey 1   0.1   4   0.8   25   1.3   67   1.5   4   0.3   #     #  
United Kingdom #     #     #     1   0.1   98   0.1   1   0.0   #  
United States #         11   0.8   69   1.0   20   0.7   #     #  
Non-OECD countries                                                      
Albania #     2   0.3   51   2.0   46   2.0   #     #     #  
Argentina 5   0.9   13   1.3   20   1.3   57   2.1   4   0.5   #      
Azerbaijan 1   0.2   5   0.5   49   1.3   44   1.3   #     #     #  
Brazil 7   0.4   18   0.7   38   0.8   36   0.8   2   0.2   #     #  
Bulgaria 2   0.3   6   0.6   89   0.9   4   0.6   #     #     #  
Chinese Taipei #     #     34   0.9   66   0.9   #     #     #  
Colombia 4   0.5   10   0.7   22   0.9   42   1.0   21   1.0   #     #  
Croatia #         78   0.5   22   0.4   #     #     #  
Dubai-UAE 1   0.1   3   0.2   15   0.4   57   0.5   23   0.5   1   0.1   #  
Hong Kong-China 2   0.2   7   0.5   25   0.6   66   0.9   #     #     #  
Indonesia 2 ! 0.5   7   0.8   46   3.1   41   3.2   5   0.8       #  
Jordan     1   0.2   7   0.5   92   0.7   #     #     #  
Kazakhstan #     6   0.4   73   1.9   20   2.1   #     #     #  
Kyrgyz Republic #     8   0.5   71   1.3   20   1.4   1   0.1   #     #  
Latvia 3   0.5   15   0.7   79   1.0   2   0.4   #     #      
Liechtenstein     18   1.1   71   0.8   10   1.0   #     #     #  
Lithuania 1   0.1   10   0.9   81   0.8   8   0.6   #     #     #  
Macao-China 7   0.1   19   0.2   35   0.2   39   0.1   1   0.1   #     #  
Montenegro, Republic of #         83   1.5   15   0.3   #     #     #  
Panama 3   0.8   11   1.6   31   3.3   50   4.5   6   1.4   #     #  
Peru 4   0.4   9   0.6   17   0.7   45   1.1   25   0.8   #     #  
Qatar 2   0.1   4   0.1   14   0.2   63   0.2   18   0.2   0   0.1   #  
Romania #     7   1.0   89   1.1   4   0.6   #     #     #  
Russian Federation 1   0.2   10   0.7   60   1.8   28   1.6   1   0.2   #     #  
Serbia, Republic of     2   0.5   96   0.6   2   0.2   #     #     #  
Shanghai-China 1   0.3   4   0.5   37   0.8   57   0.9   #     #     #  
Singapore 1   0.2   3   0.2   35   0.4   62   0.3   #     #     #  
Thailand     1   0.1   23   1.2   74   1.1   3   0.4   #     #  
Trinidad and Tobago 2   0.2   9   0.4   25   0.4   56   0.4   8   0.3   #     #  
Tunisia 6   0.4   13   0.6   24   0.9   51   1.4   5   0.4   #     #  
Uruguay 7   0.8   11   0.6   22   0.8   56   1.1   5   0.4   #     #  
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution, estimates are unstable. The coefficient of variation of the unrounded numbers is greater than or equal to .3 but less than .5.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation of the unrounded numbers is greater than or equal to .5.
1 In computing the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) average, the average for each column (grade in this case) is computed by averaging the estimates in the column but excluding those instances where no cases were reported (shown here as ‘#’: rounds to zero). Therefore, the percentage distribution sums to greater than 100 (i.e., 109.2).
NOTE: The OECD average is the average of the national percentages of the OECD member countries, with each country weighted equally. Because the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is principally an OECD study, the results for non-OECD countries are displayed separately from those of the OECD countries and are not included in the OECD average. Standard error is noted by s.e. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. In the country column, italics indicate non-national entities. UAE refers to United Arab Emirates.
SOURCE: Fleischman, H.L., Hopstock, P. J., Pelczar, M.P, and Shelly, B.E. (2010). Highlights From PISA 2009: Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Reading, Mathematics, and Science Literacy in an International Context (NCES 2011-004), supplemental table 3. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
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