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Trends in U.S. Performance by Student Race/Ethnicity


Mathematics Literacy

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Figure T5. Average scores of U.S. 15-year-old students on PISA mathematics literacy scale, by race/ethnicity: 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012

data in this figure can be found in the table below

NOTE: Shaded symbols indicate a difference at the .05 level of statistical significance from the 2012 score in the same category. The PISA mathematics framework was revised in 2003. Because of changes in the framework, it is not possible to compare mathematics learning outcomes from PISA 2000 with those from PISA 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012. 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. totals.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012.


Table T5. Average scores of U.S. 15-year-old students on PISA mathematics literacy scale, by race/ethnicity: 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012
Year White Black Hispanic Asian Multiracial U.S. average
Average Standard
Error
Average Standard
Error
Average Standard
Error
Average Standard
Error
Average Standard
Error
Average Standard
Error
2003 512 (2.5) 417 (5.1) 443 (5.1) 506 (9.8) 502 (6.4) 483 (2.9)
2006 502 (3.1) 404 (8.9) 436 (4.5) 494 (8.7) 482 (7.6) 474 (4.0)
2009 515 (3.9) 423 (6.6) 453 (3.8) 524 (9.6) 487 (6.4) 487 (3.6)
2012 506 (3.7) 421 (6.2) 455 (4.8) 549 (9.0) 492 (7.4) 481 (3.6)
NOTE: The PISA mathematics framework was revised in 2003. Because of changes in the framework, it is not possible to compare mathematics learning outcomes from PISA 2000 with those from PISA 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012. 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. totals.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012.

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