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Table CR2. Average scores of 15-year-old students on PISA computer-based reading literacy scale, by education system: 2012
Education system Average score s.e.   Education system Average score s.e.
OECD average 497 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 0.6          
Singapore 567 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 1.2   Sweden 498 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.4
Korea, Republic of 555 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 3.6   Denmark 495 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 2.9
Hong Kong-China 550 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 3.6   Germany 494 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 4.0
Japan 545 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 3.3   Portugal 486 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 4.4
Canada 532 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 2.3   Austria 480 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.9
Shanghai-China 531 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 3.7   Poland 477 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 4.5
Estonia 523 Average score is higher than U.S. average score 2.8   Slovak Republic 474 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.5
Australia 521   1.7   Slovenia 471 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 1.3
Ireland 520   3.0   Spain 466 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.9
Chinese Taipei 519   3.0   Russian Federation 466 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.9
Macao-China 515   0.9   Israel 461 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 5.1
United States 511   4.5   Chile 452 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.6
France 511   3.6   Hungary 450 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 4.4
Italy 504   4.3   Brazil 436 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 4.9
Belgium 502   2.6   United Arab Emirates 407 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.3
Norway 500 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 3.5   Colombia 396 Average score is lower than U.S. average score 4.0
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 score Average score is lower than U.S. average score.
NOTE: The computer-based reading literacy assessment was an optional assessment for education systems in 2012. 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. This table corresponds to table 6 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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