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Table D.1.06. OECD: Percentages of students reporting in PISA that doing well in science, reading, and mathematics at school is important or very important, by sex and jurisdiction: 2006

  All students   Males   Females
  Science   Reading   Mathematics   Science   Reading   Mathematics   Science   Reading   Mathematics
Jurisdiction Percent s.e.   Percent s.e.   Percent s.e.   Percent s.e.   Percent s.e.   Percent s.e.   Percent s.e.   Percent s.e.   Percent s.e.
OECD average 72 0.2   89 0.1   91 0.1   72 0.2   85 0.2   92 0.1   73 0.2   94 0.1   91 0.1
OECD countries                                                    
Australia 72 0.6   95 0.2   94 0.3   71 0.8   92 0.4   95 0.4   73 0.8   97 0.3   93 0.4
Austria 65 1.2   88 0.8   91 0.5   66 1.5   82 1.2   92 0.7   65 1.4   95 0.5   91 0.6
Belgium 64 0.8   82 0.6   90 0.6   64 1.2   75 1.0   90 0.9   65 1.0   89 0.5   90 0.6
Canada 83 0.5   90 0.3   95 0.3   82 0.7   86 0.5   95 0.4   85 0.7   95 0.3   95 0.4
Czech Republic 54 1.3   89 0.7   89 0.7   49 1.5   84 1.1   91 0.8   60 2.0   94 0.5   87 1.0
                                                     
Denmark 70 0.7   96 0.3   97 0.3   69 1.0   94 0.5   97 0.4   70 1.0   98 0.3   97 0.4
Finland 62 0.8   79 0.7   86 0.6   58 1.1   68 1.2   87 0.8   66 1.1   91 0.7   85 0.7
France 64 1.1   83 0.7   90 0.5   66 1.5   77 1.1   92 0.7   63 1.1   89 0.7   88 0.7
Germany 76 0.8   92 0.5   94 0.3   78 1.0   88 0.9   95 0.5   74 1.1   96 0.5   94 0.5
Greece 74 0.7   80 0.8   86 0.6   78 1.1   72 1.2   88 0.9   70 1.1   87 0.8   84 0.9
                                                     
Hungary 66 0.9   83 0.7   83 0.7   65 1.2   75 1.0   83 1.0   67 1.3   91 0.7   84 1.0
Iceland 68 0.8   92 0.4   98 0.2   68 1.4   88 0.7   97 0.4   68 1.1   95 0.5   98 0.3
Ireland 75 0.9   93 0.5   96 0.4   71 1.3   91 0.7   96 0.5   79 1.0   95 0.5   96 0.5
Italy 82 0.6   93 0.3   91 0.4   83 0.8   89 0.4   91 0.6   81 0.7   97 0.3   90 0.5
Japan 68 0.8   88 0.6   87 0.6   70 1.0   84 0.8   87 0.8   66 1.1   92 0.6   87 0.8
                                                     
Korea 75 0.7   92 0.5   88 0.6   77 1.0   90 0.7   88 0.9   73 1.0   95 0.5   88 0.8
Luxembourg 67 0.7   86 0.5   85 0.6   63 1.0   82 0.7   88 0.7   70 1.0   91 0.6   81 0.9
Mexico 89 0.4   96 0.3   97 0.3   87 0.7   95 0.4   97 0.5   91 0.5   97 0.3   98 0.2
Netherlands 72 0.9   87 0.6   89 0.5   72 1.4   81 0.9   91 0.7   73 1.2   92 0.6   87 0.8
New Zealand 76 0.8   93 0.4   95 0.3   74 1.2   91 0.7   95 0.5   77 1.1   95 0.5   95 0.5
                                                     
Norway 77 0.8   84 0.7   91 0.4   76 1.0   76 1.0   91 0.6   79 1.1   91 0.7   91 0.7
Poland 77 0.7   88 0.5   86 0.6   73 1.0   83 0.9   86 0.7   81 0.8   94 0.5   87 0.8
Portugal 83 0.7   88 0.6   90 0.6   81 0.9   85 0.8   89 0.9   85 0.9   91 0.7   90 0.7
Slovak Republic 60 1.4   91 0.5   88 0.8   57 1.6   87 0.8   89 0.8   64 1.6   95 0.5   86 1.1
Spain 74 0.6   84 0.4   89 0.5   73 0.9   79 0.6   88 0.7   74 0.9   90 0.5   90 0.5
                                                     
Sweden 73 0.8   94 0.4   95 0.4   73 1.1   90 0.8   94 0.7   73 1.1   98 0.3   96 0.5
Switzerland 62 0.9   90 0.5   92 0.5   61 1.2   85 0.9   95 0.5   63 1.1   95 0.4   90 0.7
Turkey 81 0.9   94 0.6   93 0.5   80 1.2   92 0.9   92 0.7   81 1.1   96 0.5   94 0.6
United Kingdom 84 0.6   95 0.3   96 0.2   85 0.7   93 0.5   96 0.3   83 0.9   97 0.4   96 0.4
United States 82 0.6   90 0.5   94 0.4   80 1.0   85 0.8   94 0.6   84 0.8   94 0.4   94 0.5
Non-OECD jurisdiction                                                    
Argentina 85 0.8   88 0.8   92 0.5   84 1.1   85 1.1   90 0.8   86 0.9   91 0.9   93 0.6
Azerbaijan 88 0.7   92 0.7   89 0.6   89 0.9   90 0.9   90 0.7   88 0.9   95 0.8   87 0.9
Brazil 88 0.6   95 0.3   94 0.4   88 0.7   93 0.6   94 0.5   89 0.7   97 0.3   94 0.5
Bulgaria 83 0.8   93 0.7   92 0.6   80 1.1   90 1.1   90 0.9   85 0.8   97 0.5   94 0.8
Chile 89 0.6   94 0.4   97 0.3   88 0.9   93 0.5   96 0.4   90 0.7   96 0.4   97 0.4
                                                     
Colombia 91 0.7   94 0.5   96 0.4   89 1.1   92 0.6   96 0.8   93 0.7   96 0.7   95 0.5
Croatia 63 1.1   84 0.8   81 0.9   63 1.2   77 1.0   84 1.0   63 1.5   90 0.9   78 1.5
Estonia 82 0.6   92 0.4   93 0.4   80 0.8   87 0.7   91 0.7   83 0.9   96 0.4   94 0.5
Hong Kong-China 71 1.0   91 0.6   92 0.5   77 1.1   87 1.0   93 0.8   66 1.3   95 0.5   92 0.7
Indonesia 90 0.7   96 0.5   96 0.3   88 0.9   95 0.7   96 0.4   92 0.8   96 0.5   96 0.3
                                                     
Israel 68 1.0   85 0.6   93 0.6   70 1.2   79 1.0   91 0.9   67 1.5   90 0.7   95 0.8
Jordan 93 0.5   87 0.8   90 0.6   92 0.8   83 1.3   88 0.9   94 0.6   92 0.6   92 0.7
Kyrgyzstan 90 0.6   94 0.4   94 0.4   89 0.8   93 0.6   93 0.6   91 0.7   95 0.5   94 0.5
Latvia 71 0.9   91 0.6   94 0.5   68 1.2   87 1.0   94 0.6   75 1.1   95 0.5   94 0.7
Liechtenstein 65 2.1   87 1.9   93 1.5   64 3.9   78 3.6   93 2.6   65 3.3   95 1.6   93 1.7
                                                     
Lithuania 84 0.6   94 0.5   94 0.4   82 1.0   90 0.7   93 0.5   86 0.8   97 0.5   95 0.5
Macao-China 79 0.7   93 0.5   86 0.7   80 1.0   90 0.8   87 1.0   78 1.2   97 0.5   85 1.1
Montenegro 76 0.7   87 0.5   76 0.7   76 1.1   81 0.9   79 0.9   77 1.0   92 0.8   73 1.0
Qatar 83 0.5   77 0.5   81 0.5   85 0.8   75 0.9   82 0.8   81 0.6   78 0.7   81 0.7
Romania 78 1.1   93 0.7   90 0.7   76 1.5   90 0.8   89 0.9   80 1.2   96 0.6   90 0.8
                                                     
Russian Federation 75 0.7   93 0.5   92 0.5   75 1.1   90 0.7   93 0.6   75 0.9   95 0.6   91 0.7
Serbia 65 1.0   85 0.6   75 0.9   63 1.3   79 0.9   77 1.0   68 1.2   91 0.7   74 1.2
Slovenia 72 0.8   87 0.5   89 0.5   72 1.1   82 0.8   89 0.6   72 1.3   92 0.6   89 0.7
Chinese Taipei 78 0.7   88 0.4   83 0.6   82 0.7   83 0.7   85 0.7   73 0.9   94 0.4   81 1.0
Thailand 97 0.3   96 0.4   98 0.2   96 0.5   94 0.7   97 0.4   99 0.2   97 0.3   99 0.2
                                                     
Tunisia 90 0.6   74 1.1   86 0.7   89 0.9   71 1.3   87 0.8   90 0.7   77 1.2   85 0.9
Uruguay 83 0.8   84 0.6   92 0.5   80 1.1   80 1.0   92 0.7   86 0.9   88 0.8   92 0.7
NOTE: Results based on students' self-reports. The OECD average is the average of the national averages of the OECD member countries. Because PISA is principally an OECD study, the results for non-OECD jurisdictions are displayed separately from those of the OECD countries and are not included in the OECD average. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant. Standard errors are noted by s.e.
SOURCE: Data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2006. OECD. (2007) PISA 2006 Science Competencies for Tomorrow's World, table 3.7. Paris: Author.
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