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Table C.3.19a. Average instructional days per year of fourth-grade students, by education system: 2011

Education system Average   s.e.
Armenia 190 1 2.5
Australia 199   0.6
Austria 184   0.0
Azerbaijan 170   1.5
Bahrain 177   2.0
       
Belgium (Flemish) 184 1 1.9
Chile 192 1 1.6
Chinese Taipei 200   0.4
Croatia 178   0.6
Czech Republic 196   0.8
       
Denmark 200 1 0.1
England 190 1 0.6
Finland 189   0.5
Georgia 168   0.4
Germany 195 1 0.8
       
Hong Kong SAR2 192 1 0.6
Hungary 183   0.2
Iran, Islamic Rep. of 197   2.2
Ireland 183   0.0
Italy 201   0.7
       
Japan 200   0.4
Kazakhstan 199   0.9
Korea, Rep. of 206   0.3
Kuwait 180 1 2.3
Lithuania 164   0.9
       
Malta 171 1 0.0
Morocco 212 1 1.5
Netherlands 198 1 1.4
New Zealand 195   0.1
Northern Ireland 187 1 0.4
       
Norway 189   0.2
Oman 180 1 2.1
Poland 183   1.0
Portugal 177 1 0.8
Qatar 183   0.9
       
Romania 187   2.2
Russian Federation 191   1.4
Saudi Arabia 181   2.8
Serbia 180   0.1
Singapore 189   0.0
       
Slovak Republic 197   1.9
Slovenia 190   0.0
Spain 183   1.3
Sweden 180 1 0.7
Thailand 200   0.4
       
Tunisia 203 1 1.6
Turkey 181   0.5
United Arab Emirates 184 1 0.8
United States 179   0.3
Yemen 201 1 2.6
       
Benchmarking education systems      
Abu Dhabi, UAE 182 1 1.8
Alberta, Canada 186   0.6
Dubai, UAE 181 1 0.0
Florida, US 181 1 0.8
North Carolina, US 183   2.2
       
Ontario, Canada 191   0.3
Quebec, Canada 180   0.2
       
Sixth-grade participants      
Botswana 185 1 0.7
Honduras 197   1.7
Yemen 200 1 2.7
1 The item response rate is below 85 percent. Missing data have not been explicitly accounted for.
2 Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China.
NOTE: Instructional days per years is the number of school days per year that school is open for instruction as reported by principals. Population coverage, participation rates, or sampling procedures deviated from international standards for 4th graders in the following jurisdictions (years in parentheses): Alberta-CAN (11, 07), Australia (03, 95), Austria (95), Azerbaijan (11), British Columbia-CAN (07), Croatia (11), Denmark (11, 07), Dubai-UAE (07), England (03, 95), Florida-US (11), Georgia (11, 07), Hong Kong (11, 03), Hungary (95), Israel (95), Kazakhstan (11, 07), Kuwait (11, 95), Latvia (07, 95), Lithuania (11, 07, 03), Massachusetts-US (07), Minnesota-US (07), Mongolia (07), the Netherlands (11, 07, 03, 95), North Carolina-US (11), Northern Ireland (11), Norway (11), Ontario-CAN (07), Qatar (11), Quebec-CAN (07), Scotland (07, 03, 95), Serbia (11), Singapore (11), Slovenia (95), Thailand (95), and United States (11, 07, 03); and for 8th graders in: Alabama-US (11), Alberta-CAN (11), Australia (95), Austria (95), Belgium (Flemish) (99, 95), Belgium (French) (95), British Columbia-CAN (07), California-US (11), Colombia (95), Colorado-US (11), Connecticut-US (11), Denmark (95), Dubai-UAE (07), England (11, 07, 03, 99, 95), Florida-US (11), Greece (95), Georgia (11, 07), Germany (95), Honduras-Grade 9 (11), Hong Kong (07, 03, 99), Indiana-US (11), Indonesia (03), Israel (11, 07, 03, 99, 95), Kuwait (95), Latvia (99, 95), Lithuania (11, 07, 03, 99, 95), Macedonia (03), Massachusetts-US (11, 07), Minnesota-US (11, 07), Mongolia (07), Morocco (03, 07), Netherlands (03, 99, 95), North Carolina-US (11) Ontario-CAN (11, 07), Quebec-CAN (07), Romania (95), Russian Federation (11), Scotland (07, 03, 95), Serbia (07, 03), Singapore (11), Slovenia (95), Switzerland (95), Thailand (95), and United States (11, 07, 03, 95). Data from these jurisdictions have issues that interfere with proper trend analysis: Armenia, Australia, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Morocco, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, and Turkey, Yemen. Details are available in the Help Guide. The gen\instructional days per year ranges from 0 to 300. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. Standard error is noted by s.e.
SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2011.
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