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Table D.2.06a. IEA: Percentage of fourth-grade students and their average TIMSS science scores, by students' reports of parents born in the country: 2007
 
Jurisdiction Both parents born in country   Only one parent born in country   Neither parent born in country
Percent   s.e. Average score   s.e.   Percent   s.e. Average score   s.e.   Percent   s.e. Average score   s.e.
    International average   77   0.2 482   0.7   13   0.1 462   1.2   10   0.1 452   1.5
                                           
Algeria   67   1.9 363   7.1   20   1.1 332   7.6   13   1.1 349   8.4
Armenia   77   1.5 485   4.4   19   1.3 509   19.7   5   0.4 468   14.4
Australia   57   1.7 527   2.8   21   0.9 526   4.9   21   1.4 533   5.9
Austria   73   1.0 541   2.6   11   0.6 514   4.7   16   0.8 467   4.0
Chinese Taipei   88   0.6 564   1.9   7   0.5 520   5.4   5   0.4 496   6.2
                                           
Colombia   73   1.3 410   5.3   13   0.8 379   8.5   14   0.8 398   5.5
Czech Republic   90   0.6 517   3.1   7   0.5 507   6.0   3   0.3 477   11.4
Denmark   82   1.3 525   2.8   8   0.6 513   5.0   10   1.2 463   8.2
El Salvador   78   0.9 398   3.6   14   0.7 363   5.8   8   0.6 382   7.7
England   74   1.5 548   2.9   16   0.9 540   4.6   11   1.0 505   6.2
                                           
Georgia   84   1.1 428   4.4   8   0.6 383   8.5   8   0.7 384   8.6
Germany   70   1.4 548   2.2   12   0.7 505   4.9   17   1.0 476   3.9
Hong Kong SAR1   48   1.8 554   4.2   24   0.9 548   3.9   28   1.4 562   4.5
Hungary   91   0.6 541   3.2   6   0.5 499   11.7   3   0.3 514   11.3
Iran, Islamic Rep. of   92   1.0 437   4.3   4   0.5 421   9.4   4   0.8 442   10.0
                                           
Italy   87   0.6 538   3.4   8   0.5 516   5.7   5   0.4 512   7.2
Japan   96   0.4 550   2.0   3   0.3 517   9.0   1   0.2  
Kazakhstan   84   1.4 533   6.2   8   0.6 535   7.5   9   1.3 531   9.5
Kuwait   65   1.6 358   4.6   22   1.1 320   6.5   13   1.0 390   11.2
Latvia   85   0.9 546   2.1   12   0.7 528   4.9   3   0.4 504   10.3
                                           
Lithuania   91   0.7 516   2.3   7   0.6 499   6.4   1 ! 0.3  
Morocco   76   1.6 305   6.9   17   1.1 281   9.2   7   0.8 306   9.2
Netherlands   77   1.4 533   2.8   11   0.8 515   5.0   12   1.1 478   6.9
New Zealand2   60   1.2 507   2.4   20   0.7 506   5.2   21   1.0 499   4.7
Norway   85   0.8 484   3.4   10   0.7 466   6.6   5   0.5 434   8.4
                                           
Qatar   49   0.6 287   3.3   26   0.6 279   3.9   25   0.5 347   3.3
Russian Federation   81   1.1 551   4.8   10   0.6 542   6.9   8   0.8 509   7.6
Scotland   84   0.7 505   2.4   11   0.6 491   4.4   5   0.4 456   8.7
Singapore   63   0.8 587   4.4   20   0.7 587   4.7   16   0.6 587   6.2
Slovak Republic   87   0.9 534   3.9   8   0.7 493   11.0   6   0.5 477   8.7
                                           
Slovenia   78   1.1 525   2.2   10   0.7 503   4.3   12   0.8 491   4.7
Sweden   74   1.8 535   2.7   12   0.5 524   3.6   14   1.7 475   5.0
Tunisia   79   1.4 331   6.2   16   1.2 286   9.9   6   0.6 323   13.5
Ukraine   76   1.1 480   3.4   15   0.7 470   4.5   8   0.9 443   6.1
United States   70   1.1 551   2.4   13   0.5 517   4.9   17   1.0 509   5.1
                                           
Yemen   71   1.8 206   8.0   22   1.4 189   8.0   7   0.9 195   17.1
                                           
Benchmarking jurisdictions                                          
   Alberta, Canada   62   2.1 551   4.1   15   0.8 538   4.6   23   1.8 526   5.8
   British Columbia, Canada   51   2.4 542   3.2   18   0.9 542   4.2   31   2.5 529   5.1
   Dubai, UAE2    17   0.6 409   6.0   11   0.8 411   10.3   72   1.0 490   3.4
   Massachusetts, United States   73   1.9 579   3.6   13   0.7 564   8.2   14   1.7 541   10.8
   Minnesota, United States   75   3.4 566   4.7   9   0.8 526   9.8   15   3.3 503   13.0
                                           
   Ontario, Canada   52   2.0 539   4.7   17   0.8 535   5.8   30   2.1 533   5.1
   Quebec, Canada   75   2.0 525   2.6   10   0.7 503   4.6   15   1.8 493   4.8
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution. (Estimates are unstable.)
‡ Reporting standards not met. Too few observations to provide reliable estimates.
1 Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China.
2 Data are available for at least 70 percent but less than 85 percent of the students.
NOTE: Background data provided by students. The International average is the average of the jurisdiction averages but does not include the Benchmarking jurisdictions. Benchmarking jurisdictions are subnational entities that followed the same international guidelines as countries to participate in TIMSS. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant. Standard error is noted by s.e. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: Data from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2007. Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., and Foy, P. (2008). TIMSS 2007 International Science Report: Findings from IEA's Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study at the Fourth and Eighth Grades, exhibit 4.3. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.
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