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Table S2. Average scores of 15-year-old students on PISA science literacy scale, by education system: 2012
Education system Average score s.e.   Education system Average score s.e.
OECD average 501   0.5          
Shanghai-China 580 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 3.0   Russian Federation 486 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 2.9
Hong Kong-China 555 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 2.6   Sweden 485 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.0
Singapore 551 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 1.5   Iceland 478 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 2.1
Japan 547 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 3.6   Slovak Republic 471 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.6
Finland 545 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 2.2   Israel 470 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 5.0
Estonia 541 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 1.9   Greece 467 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.1
Korea, Republic of 538 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 3.7   Turkey 463 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.9
Vietnam 528 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 4.3   United Arab Emirates 448 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 2.8
Poland 526 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 3.1   Bulgaria 446 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 4.8
Canada 525 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 1.9   Chile 445 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 2.9
Liechtenstein 525 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 3.5   Serbia, Republic of 445 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.4
Germany 524 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 3.0   Thailand 444 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 2.9
Chinese Taipei 523 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 2.3   Romania 439 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.3
Netherlands 522 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 3.5   Cyprus 438 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 1.2
Ireland 522 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 2.5   Costa Rica 429 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 2.9
Australia 521 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 1.8   Kazakhstan 425 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.0
Macao-China 521 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 0.8   Malaysia 420 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.0
New Zealand 516 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 2.1   Uruguay 416 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 2.8
Switzerland 515 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 2.7   Mexico 415 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 1.3
Slovenia 514 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 1.3   Montenegro, Republic of 410 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 1.1
United Kingdom 514 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 3.4   Jordan 409 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.1
Czech Republic 508 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 3.0   Argentina 406 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.9
Austria 506   2.7   Brazil 405 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 2.1
Belgium 505   2.2   Colombia 399 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.1
Latvia 502   2.8   Tunisia 398 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.5
France 499   2.6   Albania 397 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 2.4
Denmark 498   2.7   Qatar 384 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 0.7
United States 497   3.8   Indonesia 382 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.8
Spain 496   1.8   Peru 373 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.6
Lithuania 496   2.6          
Norway 495   3.1          
Hungary 494   2.9   U.S. state education systems      
Italy 494   1.9      
Croatia 491   3.1   Massachusetts 527 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 6.0
Luxembourg 491   1.3   Connecticut 521 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 5.7
Portugal 489   3.7   Florida 485   6.4
Average score is higher than U.S. average score Average score is higher than U.S. average score.
Average score is lower than U.S. average scoreAverage score is lower than U.S. average score.
NOTE: Education systems are ordered by 2012 average score. The OECD average is the average of the national averages of the OECD member countries, with each country weighted equally. Scores are reported on a scale from 0 to 1,000. All average scores reported as higher or lower than the U.S. average score are different at the .05 level of statistical significance. Standard error is noted by s.e. Italics indicate non-OECD countries and education systems. Results for Connecticut, Florida, and Massachusetts are for public school students only. This table corresponds to table 2 in Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Mathematics, Science, and Reading Literacy in an International Context (NCES 2014-024).
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2012.

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