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Reading Literacy: Student Race/Ethnicity


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Table R7. Average scores of U.S. 15-year-old students on PISA reading literacy scale, by race/ethnicity: 2012
Race/ethnicity Average score s.e.
U.S. average 498   3.7
White 519 * 4.1
Black 443 * 8.3
Hispanic 478 * 4.5
Asian 550 * 8.1
Multiracial 517 * 7.6
OECD average 496   0.5
* p<.05. Significantly different from both the U.S. and OECD averages at the05 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.

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