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Percentage distribution of 15-year-old students in the OECD countries and the United States on the problem-solving scale, by proficiency level: 2003
NOTE: In order to reach a particular proficiency level, a student must have been able to correctly answer a majority of items at that level. Students were classified into problem-solving levels according to their scores. Exact cut point scores are as follows: below level 1 (a score less than or equal to 404.06); level 1 (a score greater than 404.06 and less than or equal to 498.08); level 2 (a score greater than 498.08 and less than or equal to 592.10); level 3 (a score greater than 592.10). The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) average is the average of the national averages of the OECD member countries with data available. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2003.

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