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

Education system Average   s.e.
Armenia 199 1 2.4
Australia 197   0.6
Bahrain 179   0.1
Chile 192 1 1.5
Chinese Taipei 201   0.7
       
England 192 1 0.7
Finland 189   0.2
Georgia 168   0.3
Ghana 193   1.4
Hong Kong SAR2 183 1 1.4
       
Hungary 183   0.2
Indonesia 245 1 1.9
Iran, Islamic Rep. of 207   1.7
Israel 211 1 2.1
Italy 203   0.5
       
Japan 201   0.6
Jordan 196   0.7
Kazakhstan 201   0.7
Korea, Rep. of 206   0.3
Lebanon 169 1 1.2
       
Lithuania 181   1.2
Macedonia, Rep. of 180   0.0
Malaysia 199   0.9
Morocco 210 1 1.7
New Zealand 190   0.1
       
Norway 190   0.2
Oman 184 1 2.0
Palestinian Nat'l Auth. 196   0.8
Qatar 184   0.0
Romania 189   2.5
       
Russian Federation 199   1.2
Saudi Arabia 184 1 2.1
Singapore 189   0.0
Slovenia 190   0.0
Sweden 179 1 0.3
       
Syrian Arab Republic 170   1.9
Thailand 199   1.1
Tunisia 200 1 2.0
Turkey 181   0.7
Ukraine 189   1.5
       
United Arab Emirates 184 1 1.0
United States 179   0.2
       
Benchmarking education systems      
Abu Dhabi, UAE 184 1 1.7
Alabama, US 181 1 0.3
Alberta, Canada 186   0.5
California, US 179 1 0.4
Colorado, US 176   0.6
       
Connecticut, US 182   0.6
Dubai, UAE 181 1 0.0
Florida, US 182 1 0.5
Indiana, US 180 1 0.0
Massachusetts, US 180   0.1
       
Minnesota, US 174   0.7
North Carolina, US 180   0.1
Ontario, Canada 190   0.4
Quebec, Canada 181   0.3
       
Ninth-grade participants      
Botswana 186   0.7
Honduras 195   1.7
South Africa 200 1 0.7
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 150 to 280. 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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