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Table C.3.14. IEA: Number of instructional days and instructional hours in eighth grade as reported Table C.3.3nn14.14. by TIMSS, by country: 2007

Country Number of days per year school open for instruction   Number of instructional hours per day   Total annual instructional time (in hours)    
Mean Median   Mean Median   Mean Median    
Algeria 197 196   6.1 6.0   1,199 1,179    
Armenia 210 204   5.2 4.5   1,097 918    
Australia 197 200   5.3 5.3   1,032 1,067    
Bahrain 179 180   5.3 5.2   943 930    
Bosnia and Herzegovina 178 175   5.6 4.5   993 788    
                     
Botswana 189 189   5.7 5.5   1,084 1,040    
Bulgaria 173 170   4.7 4.5   815 765    
Chinese Taipei 202 200   5.9 5.3   1,193 1,050    
Colombia 199 200   6.0 6.3   1,193 1,267    
Cyprus 167 166   5.2 5.3   870 872    
                     
Czech Republic 193 193   4.8 4.5   926 869    
Egypt 192 192   5.8 6.3   1,119 1,200    
El Salvador 200 200   4.5 4.5   891 900    
England 190 190   5.2 5.0   986 950    
Georgia 180 180   4.7 4.5   855 810    
                     
Ghana 195 195   5.7 5.3   1,103 1,024    
Hong Kong SAR1 184 190   5.6 5.3   1,035 1,013    
Hungary 182 181   4.5 4.5   810 815    
Indonesia 231 239   6.0 5.4   1,385 1,295    
Iran 199 200   4.5 4.5   904 900    
                     
Israel 204 208   5.7 5.4   1,165 1,127    
Italy 204 204   5.4 5.3   1,091 1,088    
Japan 201 201   5.0 5.0   1,016 1,005    
Jordan 197 195   5.4 5.3   1,066 1,024    
Korea 206 205   4.8 4.5   990 923    
                     
Kuwait 182 180   5.0 5.5   911 990    
Lebanon 167 167   6.1 6.4   1,024 1,066    
Lithuania 191 195   4.9 4.5   932 878    
Malaysia 196 194   5.9 6.3   1,146 1,213    
Malta 180 180   5.5 5.3   984 960    
                     
Morocco 206 204   6.3 6.5   1,291 1,326    
Norway 190 190   4.5 4.5   855 855    
Oman 181 180   5.4 5.3   985 960    
Palestinian Nat'l Authority 192 201   4.8 4.5   913 905    
Qatar 191 182   5.6 5.3   1,073 971    
                     
Romania 174 170   5.2 5.0   902 850    
Russian Federation 199 204   4.4 4.5   867 918    
Saudi Arabia 182 180   5.4 5.3   990 945    
Scotland 192 190   5.5 5.5   1,047 1,045    
Serbia 173 170   4.5 4.5   783 765    
                     
Singapore 172 172   5.7 5.3   982 903    
Slovenia 188 188   4.6 4.5   860 846    
Sweden 179 178   5.3 5.3   942 949    
Syria 166 164   4.8 4.5   799 738    
Thailand 199 200   6.4 6.0   1,264 1,200    
                     
Tunisia 195 193   6.5 6.1   1,261 1,184    
Turkey 182 180   5.4 4.0   973 720    
Ukraine 188 190   4.8 4.5   896 855    
United States 180 180   6.2 6.4   1,109 1,146    
1 Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China.
NOTE: Based on principals' responses. The mean represents the average of all responses. The median represents the midpoint in the responses when sorted numerically. The "mean" calculation uses the means of the responses; the "median" calculation uses the median of the responses.
SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2007. unpublished tabulations.
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