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Table B.1.57. Average scores of 15-year-old students in PISA on mathematics literacy scale, by country: 2009
Country Score s.e.   Country Score s.e.
OECD average 496 0.5   Non-OECD countries    
OECD countries       Shanghai-China 600 2.8
Korea, Republic of 546 4.0   Singapore 562 1.4
Finland 541 2.2   Hong Kong-China 555 2.7
Switzerland 534 3.3   Chinese Taipei 543 3.4
Japan 529 3.3   Liechtenstein 536 4.1
Canada 527 1.6   Macao-China 525 0.9
Netherlands 526 4.7   Latvia 482 3.1
New Zealand 519 2.3   Lithuania 477 2.6
Belgium 515 2.3   Russian Federation 468 3.3
Australia 514 2.5   Croatia 460 3.1
Germany 513 2.9   Dubai-UAE 453 1.1
Estonia 512 2.6   Serbia, Republic of 442 2.9
Iceland 507 1.4   Azerbaijan 431 2.8
Denmark 503 2.6   Bulgaria 428 5.9
Slovenia 501 1.2   Romania 427 3.4
Norway 498 2.4   Uruguay 427 2.6
France 497 3.1   Thailand 419 3.2
Slovak Republic 497 3.1   Trinidad and Tobago 414 1.3
Austria 496 2.7   Kazakhstan 405 3.0
Poland 495 2.8   Montenegro, Republic of 403 2.0
Sweden 494 2.9   Argentina 388 4.1
Czech Republic 493 2.8   Jordan 387 3.7
United Kingdom 492 2.4   Brazil 386 2.4
Hungary 490 3.5   Colombia 381 3.2
Luxembourg 489 1.2   Albania 377 4.0
United States 487 3.6   Tunisia 371 3.0
Ireland 487 2.5   Indonesia 371 3.7
Portugal 487 2.9   Qatar 368 0.7
Spain 483 2.1   Peru 365 4.0
Italy 483 1.9   Panama 360 5.2
Greece 466 3.9   Kyrgyz Republic 331 2.9
Israel 447 3.3        
Turkey 445 4.4        
Chile 421 3.1        
Mexico 419 1.8        
key Average is higher than the U.S. average
key Average is not measurably different from the U.S. average
key Average is lower than the U.S. average
NOTE: The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) average is the average of the national averages 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. Countries are ordered on the basis of average scores, from highest to lowest within the OECD countries and non-OECD countries. Scores are reported on a scale from 0 to 1,000. Score differences as noted between the United States and other countries (as well as between the United States and the OECD average) are significantly different at the .05 level of statistical significance. Standard error is noted by s.e. 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 M1. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
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