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Description of proficiency levels for problem solving: 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).
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2003.

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

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