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Table D.2.06b. IEA: Percentage of eighth-grade students and their average TIMSS science scores, by students' reports of parents born in the country: 2007
 
    Both parents born in country   Only one parent born in country   Neither parent born in country
Jurisdiction Percent   s.e. Average score   s.e.   Percent   s.e. Average score   s.e.   Percent   s.e. Average score   s.e.
    International average   85   0.1 470   0.5   9   0.1 453   1.3   7   0.1 442   1.6
                                           
Algeria1                  
Armenia   88   1.0 485   5.2   9   1.0 522   20.5   3   0.3 499   17.4
Australia   61   1.1 517   3.4   21   0.8 517   6.3   18   1.4 509   7.9
Bahrain   78   0.6 468   1.8   10   0.5 457   5.4   11   0.4 485   4.3
Bosnia and Herzegovina   89   0.6 467   2.8   7   0.5 478   6.6   4   0.4 436   7.5
                                           
Botswana   86   0.6 361   3.1   11   0.6 315   6.4   3   0.3 372   14.2
Bulgaria   96   0.5 475   5.8   3   0.4 418   17.0   1   0.2  
Chinese Taipei   96   0.3 563   3.7   3   0.3 535   11.4   1   0.2  
Colombia   96   0.4 419   3.4   3   0.3 402   11.7   1   0.2  
Cyprus   82   0.6 454   2.2   13   0.5 451   4.2   5   0.3 430   7.5
                                           
Czech Republic   91   0.5 540   2.0   7   0.4 530   5.5   2   0.3  
Egypt   80   1.8 421   3.5   15   1.7 364   8.2   5   0.4 361   6.1
El Salvador   94   0.4 390   3.0   4   0.4 378   8.0   2   0.2  
England   80   1.4 544   4.7   11   0.7 537   7.1   9   0.9 542   8.4
Georgia   93   0.6 429   4.5   3   0.4 388   18.3   3   0.4 343   16.3
                                           
Ghana   89   0.7 311   5.0   8   0.6 258   10.4   3   0.3 269   9.6
Hong Kong SAR2   42   1.4 532   5.3   19   0.7 527   5.6   39   1.3 532   6.3
Hungary   94   0.4 540   2.8   4   0.4 520   12.0   2   0.3  
Indonesia   97   0.4 430   3.3   1   0.2     1   0.2  
Iran, Islamic Rep. of   97   0.3 460   3.6   2   0.3     1   0.2  
                                           
Israel   63   1.4 473   4.3   16   0.7 473   6.5   21   1.4 472   8.4
Italy   89   0.6 496   3.0   7   0.5 501   6.9   5   0.4 468   6.9
Japan   98   0.3 555   1.9   2   0.2     1   0.1  
Jordan   70   1.2 480   4.4   15   0.7 482   5.7   15   0.9 498   5.5
Korea, Rep. of   100   0.1 553   2.0   #       #    
                                           
Kuwait   77   1.0 421   2.9   13   0.6 410   5.0   9   0.8 429   7.5
Lebanon   87   0.9 419   5.6   10   0.7 399   9.7   3   0.4 400   15.2
Lithuania   92   0.5 519   2.7   7   0.5 518   6.2   1   0.2  
Malaysia   93   0.5 474   5.8   5   0.4 442   11.8   2   0.3  
Malta   84   0.5 459   1.5   13   0.5 453   4.7   3   0.2 449   11.8
                                           
Norway   84   1.0 494   2.4   9   0.6 482   4.6   7   0.7 431   4.7
Oman   84   0.8 429   2.8   10   0.6 393   6.1   6   0.4 408   6.8
Palestinian Nat'l Auth.   85   0.7 412   3.5   12   0.6 379   7.3   3   0.3 338   12.8
Qatar   57   0.6 303   3.0   15   0.4 306   4.1   28   0.5 366   2.8
Romania   99   0.2 464   3.8   1   0.2     #    
                                           
Russian Federation   83   1.1 532   3.8   11   0.7 530   6.4   6   0.7 506   10.3
Saudi Arabia   80   1.3 403   2.8   9   0.6 387   7.0   11   1.0 427   5.7
Scotland   89   0.7 497   3.3   7   0.5 507   7.1   3   0.5 478   12.6
Serbia   79   1.0 471   3.4   12   0.7 478   4.8   9   0.7 465   8.5
Singapore   71   0.7 563   4.7   16   0.5 570   5.5   13   0.6 590   6.3
                                           
Slovenia   82   1.1 543   2.3   9   0.6 537   4.6   9   0.9 494   6.2
Sweden   77   1.3 520   2.4   11   0.5 511   4.1   12   1.2 464   6.3
Syrian Arab Republic   86   0.8 457   2.6   9   0.6 432   7.1   5   0.4 419   6.9
Thailand   96   0.5 472   4.3   3   0.4 432   11.3   1   0.2  
Tunisia   92   0.4 447   2.2   5   0.3 428   6.1   3   0.3 402   8.8
                                           
Turkey   97   0.3 456   3.7   2   0.3     1   0.2  
Ukraine   78   1.1 486   3.5   17   0.9 492   5.3   5   0.6 463   9.5
United States   74   1.4 530   2.9   9   0.6 512   4.3   17   1.2 485   5.1
                                           
Benchmarking jurisdictions                                          
   Basque Country, Spain   89   0.9 503   3.0   6   0.6 475   8.6   5   0.7 460   9.3
   British Columbia, Canada   56   1.8 526   2.6   16   0.7 527   3.5   29   1.9 528   6.2
   Dubai, UAE   20   1.1 435   4.9   10   0.6 448   6.5   70   1.0 514   3.0
   Massachusetts, United States   75   2.0 568   4.2   9   0.7 550   6.5   16   1.8 509   8.9
   Minnesota, United States   84   1.9 547   4.2   5   0.4 515   10.5   10   1.6 483   13.3
                                           
   Ontario, Canada   57   2.2 525   4.8   15   0.9 532   4.5   28   2.3 526   5.4
   Quebec, Canada   78   2.1 512   3.0   8   0.6 517   6.5   14   1.9 482   7.7
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Too few observations to provide reliable estimates.
1 Data are unavailable for Algeria on this item.
2 Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China.
NOTE: Background data provided by students. Morocco participated in TIMSS 2007 but did not satisfy guidelines for sample participation rates and is therefore not shown. 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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