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Table 602.85. Percentage distribution of fourth- and eighth-graders, by extent to which their teachers rated the school as safe and orderly and country or other education system: 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Country or other education system1 Very safe and orderly Safe and orderly Less than safe and orderly
Fourth grade Eighth grade Fourth grade Eighth grade Fourth grade Eighth grade
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
International average2  56   (0.5) 46   (0.5) 40   (0.5) 46   (0.6) 4     (0.2) 8     (0.3)
Australia 75   (2.8) 60   (3.0) 23   (2.9) 33   (2.7) 2 !   (0.8) 7     (1.6)
Bahrain 56 3  (2.5) 50   (2.9) 37 3  (2.5) 44   (2.9) 8   3  (0.9) 6     (1.3)
Belgium (Flemish) 43 4  (3.5)   (†) 52 4  (3.6)   (†) 5 ! 4  (1.6)     (†)
Bulgaria 69   (3.5)   (†) 29   (3.7)   (†) 2     (1.8)     (†)
Canada4,5,6 55 3  (2.2) 50   (3.2) 42 3  (2.3) 45   (3.1) 3   3  (0.8) 4     (1.0)
                                         
Chile 47   (4.2) 38   (3.8) 41   (4.4) 49   (4.2) 12     (2.6) 14     (2.5)
Chinese Taipei 35   (3.6) 38   (3.4) 61   (3.9) 57   (3.7) 4 !   (1.5) 5 !   (1.7)
Croatia 48   (3.5)   (†) 50   (3.5)   (†) 2 !   (1.0)     (†)
Cyprus 60   (3.8)   (†) 36   (3.7)   (†) 4 !   (1.3)     (†)
Czech Republic 54   (3.6)   (†) 45   (3.5)   (†) 2 !   (0.8)     (†)
                                         
Denmark 41 3,4  (3.6)   (†) 53 3,4  (3.8)   (†) 6 ! 3,4  (1.8)     (†)
Egypt   (†) 49   (4.2)   (†) 45   (4.2)     (†) 6 !   (1.8)
England (United Kingdom) 76   (3.7) 50   (3.9) 24   (3.7) 44   (3.8) #     (†) 6 !   (2.0)
Finland 37   (3.1)   (†) 60   (3.1)   (†) 3 !   (1.0)     (†)
France 40   (3.6)   (†) 54   (3.8)   (†) 6     (1.6)     (†)
                                         
Georgia6 62   (3.8) 45 3  (4.3) 37   (3.9) 53 3  (4.1)     (†)   3  (†)
Germany 46   (3.2)   (†) 50   (3.1)   (†) 5 !   (1.5)     (†)
Hong Kong (China) 64 4  (4.5) 56   (4.9) 34 4  (4.5) 43   (4.9)   4  (†) 1     (0.2)
Hungary 46   (3.9) 41   (3.8) 48   (3.9) 52   (3.7) 6 !   (2.2) 7     (1.7)
Indonesia 89   (2.1)   (†) 11   (2.1)   (†) #     (†)     (†)
                                         
Iran, Islamic Republic of 70   (2.5) 54   (3.3) 27   (2.5) 40   (3.4) 3 !   (1.1) 6     (1.5)
Ireland 83   (2.7) 70   (2.7) 14   (2.7) 26   (2.4)     (†) 4 !   (1.3)
Israel   (†) 60 7  (2.9)   (†) 35 7  (2.9)     (†) 5   7  (0.9)
Italy3 53   (3.3) 17   (3.0) 44   (3.3) 75   (3.1) 3 !   (1.5) 8     (1.7)
Japan 7   (1.8) 14   (2.5) 83   (2.5) 73   (3.4) 9     (2.2) 14     (2.6)
                                         
Jordan 52   (3.9) 41   (4.0) 39   (3.9) 48   (4.0) 9     (2.1) 11     (3.0)
Kazakhstan 75   (3.7) 61   (4.0) 25   (3.7) 38   (4.0) #     (†) #     (†)
Korea, Republic of 44   (3.7) 27   (2.8) 54   (3.6) 64   (3.1)     (†) 8     (2.2)
Kuwait 55   (3.5) 55   (4.1) 41   (3.4) 41   (4.1) 3 !   (1.0) 4 !   (1.4)
Lebanon   (†) 67   (4.4)   (†) 30   (4.3)     (†) 3 !   (1.5)
                                         
Lithuania3 57   (4.3) 49   (4.1) 42   (4.2) 46   (4.3)     (†) 5 !   (1.9)
Malaysia   (†) 35   (3.6)   (†) 62   (3.5)     (†) 4 !   (1.9)
Malta   (†) 48   (0.1)   (†) 46   (0.1)     (†) 6     (0.1)
Morocco 43   (2.9) 26   (2.8) 47   (3.1) 52   (3.7) 11     (1.8) 23     (2.4)
Netherlands 60 4,8  (3.7)   (†) 39 4,8  (3.8)   (†) 1   4,8  (1.1)     (†)
                                         
New Zealand 71   (2.5) 50 4  (3.6) 26   (2.2) 42 4  (3.5) 3     (0.8) 8   4  (1.4)
Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) 85 8,9  (3.1)   (†) 15 8,9  (3.1)   (†) #   8,9  (†)     (†)
Norway10 72   (3.0) 72   (3.4) 24   (2.9) 28   (3.3) 4 !   (1.4) #     (†)
Oman 64   (2.9) 52   (3.1) 33   (3.0) 46   (3.1) 3 !   (1.1) 2 !   (1.0)
Poland 50   (3.8)   (†) 48   (3.6)   (†) 2 !   (0.9)     (†)
                                         
Portugal 65 3  (3.4)   (†) 32 3  (3.5)   (†) 3 ! 3  (1.1)     (†)
Qatar 77   (3.2) 75   (2.8) 21   (3.2) 23   (2.8)     (†) 2 !   (0.9)
Russian Federation 55   (3.8) 57   (2.9) 43   (3.9) 42   (2.8) 2 !   (0.9) 2 !   (1.0)
Saudi Arabia 59   (3.0) 48   (4.6) 34   (3.2) 42   (4.4) 7 !   (2.0) 10     (2.5)
Serbia 52 7  (3.5)   (†) 41 7  (3.6)   (†) 7   7  (1.6)     (†)
                                         
Singapore3 63   (2.6) 59   (2.3) 35   (2.6) 38   (2.2) 2 !   (0.6) 3 !   (0.9)
Slovak Republic 53   (3.3)   (†) 44   (3.3)   (†) 3 !   (1.0)     (†)
Slovenia 29   (3.2) 19   (2.4) 64   (3.4) 71   (2.7) 7     (1.6) 10     (1.7)
Spain 76 3  (2.6)   (†) 21 3  (2.6)   (†) 3 ! 3  (1.0)     (†)
Sweden 37 3  (4.3) 31   (3.8) 57 3  (4.4) 63   (4.0) 6 ! 3  (1.9) 6 !   (1.9)
                                         
Thailand   (†) 44   (3.5)   (†) 51   (3.8)     (†) 6 !   (1.8)
Turkey 49   (3.3) 30   (3.6) 44   (3.3) 47   (3.9) 7     (1.6) 23     (2.9)
United Arab Emirates 62   (1.8) 67   (2.0) 35   (1.8) 32   (1.9) 3     (0.8) 2     (0.5)
United States4 55 3  (2.5) 46   (3.0) 38 3  (2.3) 41   (2.7) 7   3  (1.4) 13     (2.0)
                                         
Benchmarking education systems                                        
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) 51 3  (4.2) 56   (4.3) 44 3  (4.1) 43   (4.3) 5 ! 3  (1.8) 1 !   (0.4)
Buenos Aires (Argentina)   (†) 4  (†)   (†) 4  (†)     (†)   4  (†)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 69   (2.4) 80   (1.7) 31   (2.4) 19   (1.8) 1 !   (0.4) 2 !   (0.8)
Florida8,11 (United States) 53   (4.8) 34 6  (7.5) 34   (5.3) 51 6  (6.8) 13     (3.1) 15 ! 6  (4.5)
Ontario (Canada) 52   (3.2) 53   (3.9) 45   (3.2) 43   (3.9) 3 !   (0.9) 5     (1.3)
Quebec12 (Canada) 48   (5.3) 41   (5.7) 49   (5.6) 55   (5.8)     (†)     (†)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater.
1 Most of the education systems represent complete countries, but some represent subnational entities; examples include the Flemish community of Belgium, two components of the United Kingdom (England and Northern Ireland), a few individual cities (such as Abu Dhabi within the United Arab Emirates), and the U.S. state of Florida.
2 The international average includes only education systems that are members of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), which develops and implements the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) at the international level. In this table, the fourth-grade international average includes grade 5 data from South Africa, and the eighth-grade international average includes grade 9 data from Botswana; these IEA countries are not shown separately because they did not participate at the target grade levels. "Benchmarking" education systems are not members of the IEA and are therefore not included in the average.
3 National Defined Population covers 90 to 95 percent of the National Target Population.
4 Met guidelines for sample participation rates only after replacement schools were included.
5 Fourth-grade data include only students from the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Ontario, and Quebec. Eighth-grade data include only students from the provinces of Manitoba, Newfoundland, Ontario, and Quebec.
6 National Target Population does not include all of the International Target Population.
7 National Defined Population covers less than 90 percent of the National Target Population (but at least 77 percent).
8 Data are available for at least 70 percent but less than 85 percent of the students.
9 Nearly satisfied guidelines for sample participation rates after replacement schools were included.
10 Norway collected data from students in their fifth and ninth year of schooling rather than in grades 4 and 8 because year 1 in Norway is considered the equivalent of kindergarten rather than the first year of primary school.
11 U.S. state-level data are based on public school students only.
12 Did not satisfy guidelines for sample participation rates.
NOTE: Teachers responded to a series of questions about different aspects of their schools’ safety and orderliness; their responses were collapsed into the single frequency scale shown in this table. TIMSS required countries and other education systems to draw probability samples of students who were nearing the end of their fourth and eighth years of formal schooling (counting the first year of primary school as year 1), provided that the mean age at the time of testing was at least 9.5 years for fourth-year students and 13.5 years for eighth-year students. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2015. (This table was prepared December 2016.)

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