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Table 602.90b. Percentage distribution of 15-year-old students, by extent to which their schools reported that student learning is hindered by students skipping classes and country: Selected years, 2000 through 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Country 2000 2003 2009 2012 2015
Not at all Very little To some extent/a lot Not at all Very little To some extent/a lot Not at all Very little To some extent/a lot Not at all Very little To some extent/a lot Not at all Very little To some extent/a lot
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
OECD average1  21     (0.5) 44     (0.7) 34     (0.6) 20     (0.5) 48     (0.7) 33     (0.6) 17   (0.4) 49   (0.6) 33   (0.5) 16   (0.4) 53   (0.5) 31   (0.5) 14     (0.4) 53     (0.6) 33     (0.5)
Australia 28     (3.3) 51     (3.6) 20     (3.0) 22     (2.3) 58     (2.9) 20     (2.2) 25   (2.4) 52   (3.1) 23   (2.3) 21   (1.6) 54   (2.1) 25   (1.6) 24     (1.7) 55     (2.1) 22     (1.3)
Austria 10     (2.0) 47     (3.9) 43     (3.7) 18     (2.9) 39     (4.2) 43     (3.8) 11   (2.3) 49   (3.6) 40   (4.0) 14   (2.6) 46   (3.6) 41   (3.8) 12     (2.3) 44     (3.2) 43     (3.3)
Belgium 39     (3.2) 39     (3.5) 22     (2.7) 39     (2.6) 40     (3.5) 21     (2.4) 31   (2.2) 49   (2.7) 21   (2.3) 24   (2.8) 56   (3.2) 20   (2.2) 15     (2.1) 62     (3.1) 24     (2.3)
Canada 8     (0.9) 47     (1.7) 45     (1.8) 7     (0.9) 36     (2.4) 58     (2.4) 8   (0.9) 34   (2.1) 58   (1.9) 7   (0.7) 36   (2.5) 57   (2.5) 9     (1.5) 40     (2.8) 51     (2.5)
Chile 35     (3.3) 46     (4.1) 19     (2.9)     (†)     (†)     (†) 10   (2.2) 43   (4.0) 47   (4.1) 39   (3.0) 40   (3.4) 21   (2.7) 30     (3.5) 48     (3.9) 22     (3.4)
                                                                                                             
Czech Republic 38     (3.1) 40     (3.7) 22     (2.8) 26     (2.8) 49     (3.4) 24     (2.8) 18   (2.7) 57   (3.3) 25   (2.9) 12   (2.2) 48   (4.3) 40   (3.8) 3 !   (1.0) 38     (2.5) 59     (2.7)
Denmark 46     (3.1) 47     (3.1) 7     (1.7) 22     (3.0) 63     (3.6) 14     (2.3) 23   (2.8) 60   (3.4) 17   (2.4) 24   (3.3) 55   (3.6) 21   (3.0) 32     (3.5) 49     (4.0) 19     (2.3)
Estonia     (†)     (†)     (†)     (†)     (†)     (†) 5   (1.3) 32   (3.5) 63   (3.5) 9   (1.7) 54   (2.8) 37   (2.8) 8     (1.5) 55     (2.7) 37     (2.6)
Finland     (†) 39     (3.9) 58     (3.9) 5 !   (1.5) 61     (3.8) 34     (3.8) 5 ! (1.7) 52   (4.4) 43   (4.3) 7   (1.9) 58   (3.1) 35   (2.8) 6     (1.7) 62     (4.4) 32     (4.2)
France 27     (3.4) 54     (3.9) 19     (3.2)     (†)     (†)     (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 24   (2.4) 48   (3.5) 28   (2.9) 13     (2.1) 57     (3.6) 31     (3.6)
                                                                                                             
Germany 17     (2.5) 57     (3.4) 26     (2.8) 19     (3.1) 55     (3.9) 25     (3.1) 29   (3.5) 55   (3.5) 16   (2.3) 18   (2.4) 65   (3.1) 17   (2.6) 11     (2.3) 70     (3.8) 19     (3.0)
Greece 14     (2.4) 20     (3.5) 66     (3.9) 15     (3.7) 38     (4.5) 46     (5.2) 18   (2.9) 54   (3.6) 28   (3.3) 20   (2.6) 58   (3.4) 22   (3.0) 22     (2.7) 57     (3.5) 21     (2.8)
Hungary 42     (3.8) 27     (3.2) 31     (3.7) 38     (3.7) 36     (4.2) 26     (3.9) 23   (3.4) 49   (4.5) 27   (3.3) 18   (2.6) 60   (3.7) 22   (2.6) 20     (2.7) 57     (3.4) 24     (2.8)
Iceland 15     (0.1) 45     (0.2) 40     (0.2) 31     (0.1) 41     (0.1) 28     (0.2) 23   (0.2) 57   (0.3) 20   (0.2) 25   (0.2) 67   (0.3) 8   (0.2) 25     (0.2) 57     (0.3) 18     (0.2)
Ireland 22     (3.5) 55     (4.6) 23     (3.7) 13     (3.1) 66     (4.3) 21     (3.8) 19   (3.8) 59   (4.7) 21   (4.1) 19   (3.0) 66   (3.8) 15   (3.0) 20     (3.3) 65     (4.0) 15     (3.1)
                                                                                                             
Israel 13 !   (4.9) 39     (5.4) 47     (6.1)     (†)     (†)     (†) 10   (1.7) 48   (3.9) 42   (4.0) 11   (2.6) 47   (3.3) 42   (3.4) 5 !   (1.6) 53     (4.5) 42     (4.4)
Italy 16     (2.8) 21     (3.1) 63     (3.6) 8     (1.8) 29     (3.0) 63     (3.2) 6   (1.0) 45   (1.8) 49   (1.7) 8   (1.2) 55   (2.3) 37   (2.1) 5 !   (1.5) 58     (3.5) 38     (3.4)
Japan 41     (4.7) 41     (4.7) 18     (3.1) 34     (3.9) 44     (4.0) 23     (3.0) 38   (3.3) 51   (3.6) 11   (2.2) 38   (3.6) 53   (3.7) 10   (1.9) 35     (2.9) 54     (3.5) 11     (2.3)
Korea, Republic of 59     (3.3) 26     (3.7) 14     (2.7) 59     (3.8) 28     (3.8) 13     (2.9) 57   (4.3) 36   (4.3) 7 ! (2.3) 41   (3.8) 44   (4.1) 15   (2.9) 44     (3.4) 36     (3.5) 20     (3.1)
Latvia 4 !   (1.2) 27     (4.2) 69     (4.2) 8 !   (3.0) 35     (3.9) 57     (4.2) 22   (2.8) 46   (3.6) 32   (3.4) 10   (2.3) 49   (3.6) 41   (3.3) 9     (1.7) 55     (3.0) 36     (2.8)
                                                                                                             
Luxembourg 10     (#) 66     (#) 25     (#) 21     (#) 54     (0.1) 25     (0.1) 13   (0.1) 71   (0.1) 16   (0.1) 10   (0.1) 79   (0.1) 12   (0.1) 11     (0.1) 63     (0.1) 26     (0.1)
Mexico 19     (3.0) 48     (3.9) 33     (3.4) 25     (2.9) 42     (3.6) 32     (3.4) 24   (1.6) 50   (2.0) 26   (1.8) 13   (1.1) 54   (1.8) 33   (1.9) 9     (1.6) 55     (3.3) 36     (3.1)
Netherlands     (†)     (†)     (†) 11     (2.7) 59     (4.2) 30     (4.0) 10   (2.3) 66   (4.7) 23   (4.1) 3 ! (1.2) 68   (3.5) 29   (3.3)     (†) 63   2  (4.4) 34   2  (4.1)
New Zealand 11     (2.4) 61     (3.6) 28     (3.2) 8     (1.5) 54     (3.1) 38     (2.9) 10   (1.8) 57   (3.0) 33   (2.4) 11   (1.8) 56   (3.7) 33   (3.5) 11     (1.7) 49     (3.0) 39     (3.1)
Norway 20     (3.3) 59     (4.1) 21     (3.3) 11     (2.3) 69     (3.4) 20     (3.0) 13   (2.7) 65   (3.9) 22   (3.0) 11   (2.4) 60   (3.4) 30   (3.2) 16     (2.5) 62     (3.7) 23     (3.2)
                                                                                                             
Poland 10 !   (3.4) 34     (4.2) 55     (4.9) 8     (2.1) 48     (3.8) 45     (3.6) 13   (2.4) 48   (3.3) 38   (3.4) 5 ! (1.5) 55   (4.2) 40   (4.1) 6     (1.6) 50     (4.0) 44     (3.6)
Portugal 3 !   (1.3) 27     (3.8) 70     (3.7) 8     (2.0) 42     (3.9) 50     (4.0) 11   (2.9) 48   (4.2) 41   (3.8) 10   (2.5) 49   (3.8) 41   (3.9) 4 !   (1.6) 43     (3.9) 53     (3.7)
Slovak Republic     (†)     (†)     (†)     (†)     (†)     (†)   (†) 23   (2.8) 75   (3.0)   (†) 26   (2.9) 72   (3.2) 5     (1.3) 26     (2.7) 69     (2.9)
Slovenia     (†)     (†)     (†)     (†)     (†)     (†) 6   (0.3) 30   (0.5) 64   (0.5) 2   (0.1) 32   (0.6) 66   (0.6) 4     (0.2) 28     (0.5) 68     (0.5)
Spain 21     (2.6) 41     (4.2) 37     (3.4) 21     (2.5) 41     (3.9) 38     (3.2) 24   (2.1) 49   (2.8) 27   (2.5) 22   (2.3) 53   (3.1) 25   (2.4) 16     (2.2) 57     (3.4) 26     (2.8)
                                                                                                             
Sweden 4 !   (1.6) 67     (4.0) 29     (3.8) 10     (2.1) 62     (3.7) 28     (3.3) 11   (2.3) 50   (3.9) 39   (3.5) 4 ! (1.2) 56   (3.7) 40   (3.7) 4 !   (1.2) 49     (3.9) 47     (3.8)
Switzerland 26     (2.9) 59     (3.6) 14     (2.7) 29     (3.5) 60     (3.8) 11     (2.0) 26   (2.9) 56   (3.3) 18   (2.8) 18   (2.3) 64   (2.8) 17   (2.8) 16     (2.5) 59     (3.8) 25     (3.4)
Turkey     (†)     (†)     (†) 26     (4.5) 29     (4.5) 45     (4.6) 10   (2.5) 12   (2.9) 78   (3.5) 7   (2.0) 39   (3.5) 54   (3.4) 4 !   (1.8) 55     (4.0) 42     (3.9)
United Kingdom     (†)     (†)     (†)     (†)     (†)     (†) 17   (2.4) 72   (3.0) 11   (1.9) 32   (3.0) 62   (3.3) 6   (1.5) 30     (3.5) 64     (3.8) 6     (1.7)
United States 15   2  (4.0) 54   2  (4.1) 31   2  (4.1) 14   2  (2.5) 50   2  (3.2) 36   2  (3.2) 16   (2.6) 54   (4.4) 30   (3.5) 12   (2.5) 57   (3.9) 31   (3.7) 17     (2.9) 52     (4.0) 31     (3.6)
—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. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.  
1 Refers to the mean of the data values for all reporting Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, to which each country reporting data contributes equally. This table includes only the OECD countries.  
2 The item response rate is below 85 percent. Missing data have not been explicitly accounted for.  
NOTE: Responses to the school questionnaire were provided by the principal or someone designated by the principal. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) has been conducted every 3 years since 2000. However, data on school environment were not collected in PISA 2006. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.  
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2000, 2003, 2009, 2012, and 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2017, from the International Data Explorer (https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pisa/idepisa/).(This table was prepared September 2017.)  

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