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Mathematics Literacy: Student Race/Ethnicity


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Table M12. Average scores of U.S. 15-year-old students on PISA mathematics literacy scale, by race/ethnicity: 2012
Race/ethnicity Average score s.e.
U.S. average 481 ** 3.6
White 506 * 3.7
Black 421 * 6.2
Hispanic 455 * 4.8
Asian 549 * 9.0
Multiracial 492   7.4
OECD average 494 *** 0.5
* p<.05. Significantly different from both the U.S. and OECD averages at the .05 level of statistical significance.
** p<.05. Significantly different from the OECD average at the .05 level of statistical significance.
*** p<.05. Significantly different from the U.S. average at the .05 level of statistical significance.
NOTE: Scores are reported on a scale from 0 to 1,000. Reporting standards were not met for American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. Black includes African American, and Hispanic includes Latino. Students who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin were classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race. Although data for some race/ethnicities were not shown separately because the reporting standards were not met, they are included in the U.S. and state totals. The OECD average is the average of the national averages of the OECD member countries, with each country weighted equally. Standard error is noted by s.e.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2012.