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Table CR1. Percentage distribution of 15-year-old students on PISA computer-based reading literacy scale, by proficiency level and education system: 2012
Education system Below level 2   Level 2   Level 3   Level 4   Above level 4
Percent s.e.   Percent   s.e.   Percent   s.e.   Percent   s.e.   Percent s.e.
OECD average 17.6   0.26   22.5   0.21   29.9   0.24   22.1   0.22   7.9   0.17
Australia 12.5   0.50   19.8   0.48   29.4   0.64   24.9   0.72   13.4   0.67
Austria 20.2   1.43   26.3   1.16   30.0   1.31   18.4   1.04   5.1   0.72
Belgium 17.2   0.87   20.2   0.71   29.3   0.86   24.4   0.81   9.0   0.64
Brazil 37.2   2.17   30.4   1.35   22.8   1.38   8.3   1.01   1.4   0.36
Canada 8.5   0.53   17.3   0.56   31.3   0.71   29.4   0.76   13.6   0.70
Chile 29.3   1.73   32.9   1.22   27.1   1.24   9.6   0.85   1.1   0.16
Chinese Taipei 11.1   0.85   19.3   0.80   31.8   0.98   27.6   1.06   10.3   0.92
Colombia 54.9   1.82   27.5   1.05   13.4   0.86   3.7   0.50   0.5 ! 0.19
Denmark 14.2   0.98   26.7   0.94   34.2   1.02   20.3   1.27   4.5   0.62
Estonia 11.4   0.92   19.8   0.87   30.0   1.01   25.7   1.09   13.1   0.91
France 13.8   1.15   19.6   0.87   30.6   1.30   26.3   1.02   9.7   0.97
Germany 19.1   1.54   21.7   0.96   29.9   1.26   21.9   1.16   7.4   0.80
Hong Kong-China 7.6   0.81   13.8   0.82   26.5   1.15   31.0   1.16   21.1   1.31
Hungary 32.5   1.38   24.6   1.24   24.8   1.13   14.1   0.98   4.0   0.60
Ireland 9.4   0.86   19.8   0.92   34.9   0.85   26.8   0.96   9.0   0.75
Israel 31.0   1.84   22.3   1.19   23.5   1.21   16.9   1.30   6.2   0.93
Italy 15.7   1.42   20.9   1.32   31.4   1.34   23.8   1.26   8.2   0.87
Japan 4.9   0.76   14.4   0.96   32.3   1.18   34.1   1.18   14.2   1.14
Korea, Republic of 3.9   0.48   11.7   0.83   30.8   1.27   35.3   1.23   18.3   1.64
Macao-China 7.0   0.47   22.8   0.71   39.8   0.66   25.3   0.78   5.1   0.51
Norway 16.6   1.06   22.0   0.82   29.9   0.98   22.8   0.93   8.6   0.69
Poland 22.4   1.54   26.3   0.99   29.4   1.14   17.4   1.27   4.5   0.72
Portugal 19.2   1.62   25.7   1.06   31.3   1.39   19.7   1.31   4.1   0.62
Russian Federation 24.6   1.63   31.2   1.24   28.5   1.05   13.0   1.00   2.6   0.42
Shanghai-China 7.9   1.11   18.1   1.11   32.6   1.35   28.9   1.40   12.5   1.16
Singapore 4.3   0.31   12.5   0.49   26.0   0.75   30.3   0.72   26.8   0.68
Slovak Republic 22.6   1.50   25.9   1.09   31.1   1.45   16.9   0.99   3.5   0.61
Slovenia 25.1   0.66   26.1   1.01   26.9   1.16   17.6   0.80   4.3   0.53
Spain 26.2   1.52   27.1   1.06   27.9   1.12   15.2   0.90   3.7   0.43
Sweden 16.7   1.11   23.2   0.86   30.2   0.98   21.8   0.90   8.1   0.70
United Arab Emirates 50.5   1.35   24.2   0.82   15.7   0.75   7.3   0.49   2.3   0.28
United States 12.6   1.42   22.3   1.21   31.5   1.03   24.6   1.31   9.0   0.90
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable due to high coefficient of variation.
NOTE: The computer-based reading literacy assessment was an optional assessment for education systems in 2012. To reach a particular proficiency level, a student must correctly answer a majority of items at that level. Students were classified into reading literacy levels according to their scores. Exact cut scores are as follows: below level 1b (a score less than or equal to 262.04); level 1b (a score greater than 262.04 and less than or equal to 334.75); level 1a (a score greater than 334.75 and less than or equal to 407.47); level 2 (a score greater than 407.47 and less than or equal to 480.18); level 3 (a score greater than 480.18 and less than or equal to 552.89); level 4 (a score greater than 552.89 and less than or equal to 625.61); level 5 (a score greater than 625.61 and less than or equal to 698.32); and level 6 (a score greater than 698.32). Proficiency levels below 1b, level 1b, and level 1a have been collapsed for this table, as have levels 5 and 6, in order to provide descriptive and meaningful proficiency levels for the computer-based reading assessment. Scores are reported on a scale from 0 to 1,000. The OECD average is the average of the national percentages of the OECD member countries, with each country weighted equally. Standard error is noted by s.e. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Italics indicate non-OECD countries and education systems.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2012.

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