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Table B.1.58. Average scores of 15-year-old students in PISA on mathematics literacy scale, by country: 2003, 2006, and 2009
Country 2003   2006   2009
Score s.e.   Score s.e.   Score s.e.
OECD trend score1 500 0.6   498 0.5   499 0.5
                 
OECD countries                
Australia 524 2.1   520 2.2   514 2.5
Austria 506 3.3   505 3.7   496 2.7
Belgium 529 2.3   520 3.0   515 2.3
Canada 532 1.8   527 2.0   527 1.6
Chile   411 4.6   421 3.1
Czech Republic 516 3.6   510 3.6   493 2.8
Denmark 514 2.7   513 2.6   503 2.6
Estonia   515 2.7   512 2.6
Finland 544 1.9   548 2.3   541 2.2
France 511 2.5   496 3.2   497 3.1
Germany 503 3.3   504 3.9   513 2.9
Greece 445 3.9   459 3.0   466 3.9
Hungary 490 2.8   491 2.9   490 3.5
Iceland 515 1.4   506 1.8   507 1.4
Ireland 503 2.4   501 2.8   487 2.5
Israel   442 4.3   447 3.3
Italy 466 3.1   462 2.3   483 1.9
Japan 534 4.0   523 3.3   529 3.3
Korea, Republic of 542 3.2   547 3.8   546 4.0
Luxembourg 493 1.0   490 1.1   489 1.2
Mexico 385 3.6   406 2.9   419 1.8
Netherlands 538 3.1   531 2.6   526 4.7
New Zealand 523 2.3   522 2.4   519 2.3
Norway 495 2.4   490 2.6   498 2.4
Poland 490 2.5   495 2.4   495 2.8
Portugal 466 3.4   466 3.1   487 2.9
Slovak Republic 498 3.3   492 2.8   497 3.1
Slovenia   504 1.0   501 1.2
Spain 485 2.4   480 2.3   483 2.1
Sweden 509 2.6   502 2.4   494 2.9
Switzerland 527 3.4   530 3.2   534 3.3
Turkey 423 6.7   424 4.9   445 4.4
United Kingdom2   495 2.1   492 2.4
United States 483 2.9   474 4.0   487 3.6
                 
Non-OECD countries                
Albania     377 4.0
Argentina   381 6.2   388 4.1
Azerbaijan   476 2.3   431 2.8
Brazil 356 4.8   370 2.9   386 2.4
Bulgaria   413 6.1   428 5.9
Chinese Taipei   549 4.1   543 3.4
Colombia   370 3.8   381 3.2
Croatia   467 2.4   460 3.1
Dubai-UAE     453 1.1
Hong Kong-China 550 4.5   547 2.7   555 2.7
Indonesia 360 3.9   391 5.6   371 3.7
Jordan   384 3.3   387 3.7
Kazakhstan     405 3.0
Kyrgyz Republic   311 3.4   331 2.9
Latvia 483 3.7   486 3.0   482 3.1
Liechtenstein 536 4.1   525 4.2   536 4.1
Lithuania   486 2.9   477 2.6
Macao-China 527 2.9   525 1.3   525 0.9
Montenegro, Republic of3 437 3.8   399 1.4   403 2.0
Panama     360 5.2
Peru     365 4.0
Qatar   318 1   368 0.7
Romania   415 4.2   427 3.4
Russian Federation 468 4.2   476 3.9   468 3.3
Serbia, Republic of3 437 3.8   435 3.5   442 2.9
Shanghai-China     600 2.8
Singapore     562 1.4
Thailand 417 3.0   417 2.3   419 3.2
Trinidad and Tobago     414 1.3
Tunisia 359 2.5   365 4.0   371 3.0
Uruguay 422 3.3   427 2.6   427 2.6
― Not available.
† Not applicable.
1 The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) trend scores are based on the averages of the 29 countries that participated in both the 2003 and 2009 assessments, met all technical standards, and that are currently members of the OECD. The five current OECD members not included in the OECD averages used to report on trends in mathematics literacy include Chile, Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia, which did participate in 2003; and the United Kingdom, which did not meet Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) standards for the 2003 assessment.
2 Because of low response rates, 2003 data for the United Kingdom are not presented.
3 The Republics of Montenegro and Serbia were a united country under the PISA 2003 assessment.
NOTE: The PISA mathematics framework was revised in 2003. Because of changes in the framework, it is not possible to compare mathematics learning outcomes from PISA 2000 with those from PISA 2003, 2006, and 2009. Because 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. Scores are reported on a scale from 0 to 1,000. 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 M2. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
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