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Digest of Education Statistics: 2004
Digest of Education Statistics: 2004

NCES 2006-005
October 2005


Table 406. Average mathematics scores at the end of secondary school, by sex, average time spent studying mathematics out of school, and country: 1995

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                       | Average score in mathematics |           Amount of daily out-of-school study time in mathematics
                       |______________________________|_______________________________________________________________________
Country                |         |          |         |  Less than 1 hour |  One to two hours | Three or more hours|   Average
                       |    Total|     Males|  Females|___________________|___________________|____________________|  hours\1\
                       |         |          |         | Percent|Mean score| Percent|Mean score|  Percent|Mean score|
_______________________|_________|__________|_________|________|__________|________|__________|_________|__________|__________
1                      |        2|         3|        4|       5|         6|       7|         8|        9|        10|        11
_______________________|_________|__________|_________|________|__________|________|__________|_________|__________|__________
Australia\2\ ..........|522(9.3) |540(10.3) |510(9.3) | 59(2.2)|521 (8.3) | 36(2.2)| 557(10.2)|  5(0.8) | 534(13.4)|1.0 (0.04)
Austria\2\ ............|518(5.3) |545 (7.2) |503(5.5) | 77(1.7)|526 (5.8) | 19(1.6)| 533(9.4) |  4(0.8) | 502(13.7)|0.6 (0.04)
Canada\2\ .............|519(2.8) |537 (3.8) |504(3.5) | 56(2.1)|539 (5.1) | 38(1.9)| 547(5.0) |  7(1.0) | 526(14.6)|1.1 (0.05)
Cyprus\2\ .............|446(2.5) |454 (4.9) |439(3.7) | 63(2.1)|435 (4.3) | 29(1.8)| 471 (4.8)|  8(1.3) | 451(9.0) |1.0 (0.05)
Czech Republic ........|466(12.3)|488(11.3) |443(16.8)| 92(1.5)|464(13.8) |  8(1.4)| 482(17.8)| #   (†) |---   (†) |0.4 (0.03)
                       |         |          |         |        |          |        |          |         |          |
Denmark\2\ ............|547(3.3) |575 (4.0) |523(4.0) | 68(2.0)|571 (4.9) | 28(1.6)| 563(4.7) |  4(0.7) | 562(11.9)|0.9 (0.04)
France\2\ .............|523(5.1) |544 (5.6) |506(5.3) | 59(2.3)|517 (5.1) | 35(2.3)| 539(6.7) |  5(0.7) | 505(14.7)|1.0 (0.04)
Germany\2\ ............|495(5.9) |509 (8.7) |480(8.8) |--- (†) |---   (†) |--- (†) |---   (†) |---  (†) |---   (†) |---   (†)
Hungary ...............|483(3.2) |485 (4.9) |481(4.8) | 74(0.9)|480 (3.2) | 24(0.8)| 496(5.5) |  2(0.2) |---   (†) |0.7 (0.02)
Iceland\2\ ............|534(2.0) |558 (3.4) |514(2.2) | 79(1.1)|553 (3.2) | 19(1.1)| 542(7.0) |  2(0.4) |---   (†) |0.7 (0.02)
                       |         |          |         |        |          |        |          |         |          |
Italy\2\ ..............|476(5.5) |490 (7.4) |464(6.0) | 55(2.6)|479 (6.3) | 40(2.2)| 486(7.2) |  5(0.9) | 477(11.2)|1.0 (0.05)
Lithuania\2\ ..........|469(6.1) |485 (7.3) |461(7.7) | 67(1.8)|472 (5.8) | 29(1.7)| 480(5.2) |  4(0.5) | 484(11.5)|0.8 (0.03)
Netherlands\2\ ........|560(4.7) |585 (5.6) |533(5.9) | 82(1.7)|606 (6.2) | 16(1.6)| 581(11.1)|  1(0.3) |---   (†) |0.7 (0.03)
New Zealand ...........|522(4.5) |536 (4.9) |507(6.2) | 75(1.4)|544 (6.1) | 23(1.4)| 552(5.9) |  2(0.3) |---   (†) |0.7 (0.03)
Norway\2\ .............|528(4.1) |555 (5.3) |501(4.8) | 85(1.4)|541 (5.1) | 14(1.3)| 558(9.5) |  1(0.3) |---   (†) |0.5 (0.03)
                       |         |          |         |        |          |        |          |         |          |
Russian Federation\2\ .|471(6.2) |488 (6.5) |460(6.6) | 56(2.0)|463 (5.9) | 33(1.4)| 484(7.5) | 11(1.2) | 494(8.1) |1.2 (0.06)
Slovenia\2\ ...........|512(8.3) |535(12.7) |490(8.0) | 72(2.7)|521 (9.4) | 25(2.6)| 518(9.5) |  2(0.6) |---   (†) |0.7 (0.05)
South Africa\2\ .......|356(8.3) |365 (9.3) |348(10.8)| 33(1.8)|394(17.1) | 51(1.8)| 375(10.9)| 17(1.2) | 344(7.2) |1.7 (0.05)
Sweden ................|552(4.3) |573 (5.9) |531(3.9) | 90(0.9)|579 (5.4) |  9(0.9)| 580(7.8) |  1(0.2) |---   (†) |0.4 (0.02)
Switzerland ...........|540(5.8) |555 (6.4) |522(7.4) | 67(1.6)|569 (4.9) | 28(1.3)| 550(5.6) |  5(0.9) | 522(10.6)|0.9 (0.04)
United States\2\ ......|461(3.2) |466 (4.1) |456(3.6) | 76(1.5)|475 (3.8) | 22(1.5)| 486(5.9) |  2(0.2) |---   (†) |0.7 (0.02)
_______________________|_________|__________|_________|________|__________|________|__________|_________|__________|__________

---Not available.
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
\1\Average hours based on: No time = 0; Less than 1 hour = .5; 1-2 hours = 1.5; 3-5 hours = 4; More than 5 hours = 7.
\2\Countries did not meet all International Association for the Evaluation of Education Achievement's sampling specifications.

NOTE: End of secondary school is equivalent to 12th grade in the United States and a few other countries, but ranges from 9th to 14th grades among the survey countries. Possible scores range from 1 to 1,000. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.

SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Mathematics and Science Achievement in the Final Year of Secondary School: IEA's Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, 1998, by Ina V.S. Mullis et. al. (This table was prepared October 1998.)