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Table B.1.64. Average scores of 15-year-old students on science literacy scale, by country: 2006 and 2009
Country 2006   2009
Score s.e.   Score s.e.
OECD trend score1 498 0.5   501 0.5
           
OECD countries          
Australia 527 2.3   527 2.5
Austria 511 3.9   494 3.2
Belgium 510 2.5   507 2.5
Canada 534 2.0   529 1.6
Chile 438 4.3   447 2.9
Czech Republic 513 3.5   500 3.0
Denmark 496 3.1   499 2.5
Estonia 531 2.5   528 2.7
Finland 563 2.0   554 2.3
France 495 3.4   498 3.6
Germany 516 3.8   520 2.8
Greece 473 3.2   470 4.0
Hungary 504 2.7   503 3.1
Iceland 491 1.6   496 1.4
Ireland 508 3.2   508 3.3
Israel 454 3.7   455 3.1
Italy 475 2.0   489 1.8
Japan 531 3.4   539 3.4
Korea, Republic of 522 3.4   538 3.4
Luxembourg 486 1.1   484 1.2
Mexico 410 2.7   416 1.8
Netherlands 525 2.7   522 5.4
New Zealand 530 2.7   532 2.6
Norway 487 3.1   500 2.6
Poland 498 2.3   508 2.4
Portugal 474 3.0   493 2.9
Slovak Republic 488 2.6   490 3.0
Slovenia 519 1.1   512 1.1
Spain 488 2.6   488 2.1
Sweden 503 2.4   495 2.7
Switzerland 512 3.2   517 2.8
Turkey 424 3.8   454 3.6
United Kingdom 515 2.3   514 2.5
United States 489 4.2   502 3.6
           
Non-OECD countries          
Albania   391 3.9
Argentina 391 6.1   401 4.6
Azerbaijan 382 2.8   373 3.1
Brazil 390 2.8   405 2.4
Bulgaria 434 6.1   439 5.9
Chinese Taipei 532 3.6   520 2.6
Colombia 388 3.4   402 3.6
Croatia 493 2.4   486 2.8
Dubai-UAE   466 1.2
Hong Kong-China 542 2.5   549 2.8
Indonesia 393 5.7   383 3.8
Jordan 422 2.8   415 3.5
Kazakhstan   400 3.1
Kyrgyz Republic 322 2.9   330 2.9
Latvia 490 3.0   494 3.1
Liechtenstein 522 4.1   520 3.4
Lithuania 488 2.8   491 2.9
Macao-China 511 1.1   511 1.0
Montenegro, Republic of 412 1.1   401 2.0
Panama   376 5.7
Peru   369 3.5
Qatar 349 0.9   379 0.9
Romania 418 4.2   428 3.4
Russian Federation 479 3.7   478 3.3
Serbia, Republic of 436 3.0   443 2.4
Shanghai-China   575 2.3
Singapore   542 1.4
Thailand 421 2.1   425 3.0
Trinidad and Tobago   410 1.2
Tunisia 386 3.0   401 2.7
Uruguay 428 2.7   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 34 countries that participated in both the 2006 and 2009 assessments, met all technical standards, and that are currently members of the OECD.
NOTE: The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) science framework was revised in 2006. Because of changes in the framework, it is not possible to compare science learning outcomes from PISA 2000 and 2003 with those from PISA 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 S2. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
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