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US Performance in Reading Literacy and Science Literacy

The U.S. average score in reading literacy was not measurably different from the OECD average in 2000 or 2003 (figure 9), nor was there any measurable change in the U.S. reading literacy score from 2000 to 2003.

The U.S. score was below the OECD average science literacy score in 2003 (figure 9). There was no measurable change in the U.S. science literacy score from 2000 to 2003.

SOURCE: Lemke, M., Sen, A., Pahlke, E., Partelow, L., Miller, D., Williams, T., Kastberg, D., Jocelyn, L. (2004). International Outcomes of Learning in Mathematics Literacy and Problem Solving: PISA 2003 Results From the U.S. Perspective. (NCES 2005003). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

A copy of the PISA 2003 Highlights suitable for printing is also available.

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