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Table B.2.01. Average ALL literacy and numeracy scores of 16- to 65-year-olds, by jurisdiction: 2003

Jurisdiction Literacy   Numeracy
Average score s.e.     Average score s.e.  
Bermuda 285 1.3   270 1.5
Canada 281 0.6   272 0.8
Italy 228 1.6   233 1.3
Norway 293 0.8   285 1.0
Switzerland 274 1.3   290 1.0
United States 269 1.4     261 1.6  
∆ Score is higher than U.S. score (p <.05).
▼ Score is lower than U.S. score (p <.05).
NOTE: Participants were scored on a 500-point scale. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant. Standard error is noted by s.e.
SOURCE: Data from Statistics Canada and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL), 2003. Lemke, M., Miller, D., Johnston, J., Krenzke, T., Alvarez-Rojas, L., Kastberg, D., and Jocelyn, L. (2005). Highlights From the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL) - (Revised) (NCES 2005-117 Rev), table 1. National Center for Education Statisics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.
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