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Table T1. Average scores and changes in average scores of U.S. 15-year-old students on PISA mathematics, science, and reading literacy scales: 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012
Subject 2000   2003   2006   2009   2012   Change in average score
Average score s.e.   Average score s.e.   Average score s.e.   Average score s.e.   Average score s.e.   2000–
2012
2003–
2012
2006–
2012
2009–
2012
Mathematics   483 2.9   474 4.0   487 3.6   481 3.6   Average score in 2012 is not measurably different than in comparison year Average score in 2012 is not measurably different than in comparison year Average score in 2012 is not measurably different than in comparison year
Science     489 4.2   502 3.6   497 3.8   Average score in 2012 is not measurably different than in comparison year Average score in 2012 is not measurably different than in comparison year
Reading 504 7.0   495 3.2     500 3.7   498 3.7   Average score in 2012 is not measurably different than in comparison year Average score in 2012 is not measurably different than in comparison year Average score in 2012 is not measurably different than in comparison year
Average score in 2012 is not measurably different than in comparison year Average score in 2012 is not measurably different than in comparison year.
— Not available. PISA 2006 reading literacy results are not reported for the United States because of an error in printing the test booklets and comparisons are not possible.
† Not applicable. Although mathematics was assessed in 2000 and science was assessed in 2000 and 2003, because the mathematics framework was revised for PISA 2003 and the science framework was revised for 2006, it is possible to look at changes in mathematics only from 2003 forward and in science only from 2006 forward.
NOTE: All average scores reported as higher or lower than the comparison year are different at the05 level of statistical significance. Standard error is noted by s.e. This table corresponds to table 4 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), 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012.

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