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Table 406. -  Average 12th-grade science scores,\1\ by sex, and average time spent studying science out of school, by country: 1994-95
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                         |      Average score in science                       Amount of daily out-of-school study time in mathematics
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                         |           |           |           |                       |                       |                       |
                         |           |           |           |   Less than 1 hour    |   One to two hours    |   Three or more hours |
                         |Science    |Males      |Females    |_______________________|_______________________|_______________________|      Average
         Country         |Overall    |           |           |   Percent|Mean score  |   Percent |Mean score |    Percent|Mean score |      hours\2\
_________________________|___________|___________|___________|__________|____________|___________|___________|___________|___________|_____________
            1            |    2      |     3     |    4      |    5     |    6       |    7      |    8      |    9      |    10     |       11
_________________________|___________|___________|___________|__________|____________|___________|___________|___________|___________|_____________
Australia\3\.............|  527 (9.8)|  547 (11.5|  513 (9.4)|  58 (1.8)|  540 (9.5) |   35 (1.7)|  575 (6.9)|    7 (1.0)|  588 (33.0|   1.0 (0.04)
Austria\3\...............|  520 (5.6)|  554 (8.7)|  501 (5.8)|  87 (1.4)|  529 (6.0) |   11 (1.4)|  526 (13.8|    1 (0.3)|---   ---  |   0.4 (0.03)
Canada\3\ ...............|  532 (2.6)|  550 (3.6)|  518 (3.8)|  57 (2.1)|  554 (4.2) |   35 (1.8)|  567 (6.8)|    8 (0.9)|  537 (18.0|   1.1 (0.05)
Cyprus\3\ ...............|  448 (3.0)|  459 (5.8)|  439 (3.0)|  80 (1.1)|  436 (3.7) |   16 (0.9)|  483 (10.7|    4 (0.6)|  552 (11.8|   0.5 (0.03)
Czech Republic ..........|  487 (8.8)|  512 (8.8)|  460 (11.0|  84 (2.6)|  520 (11.6)|   14 (2.3)|  571 (11.5|    3 (0.5)|  583 (13.6|   0.5 (0.05)
                         |           |           |           |          |            |           |           |           |           |
Denmark\3\ ..............|  509 (3.6)|  532 (5.4)|  490 (4.1)|  73 (1.8)|  555 (4.7) |   25 (1.6)|  570 (6.1)|    3 (0.6)|  565 (15.0|   0.7 (0.03)
France\3\ ...............|  487 (5.1)|  508 (6.7)|  468 (4.8)|  59 (2.0)|  497 (5.7) |   35 (1.8)|  525 (7.0)|    6 (0.8)|  515 (9.1)|   1.0 (0.04)
Germany\3\ ..............|  497 (5.1)|  514 (7.9)|  478 (8.5)| ---  --- |  ---   --- |  ---  --- |  ---  --- |  ---  --- |  ---  --- |   ---   ---
Hungary..................|  471 (3.0)|  484 (4.2)|  455 (4.3)|  67 (1.2)|  475 (3.9) |   27 (0.9)|  486 (4.9)|    6 (0.6)|  497 (11.5|   0.9 (0.03)
Iceland\3\ ..............|  549 (1.5)|  572 (2.7)|  530 (2.1)|  87 (1.0)|  566 (2.5) |   12 (1.0)|  575 (4.6)|    1 (0.3)|  ---  --- |   0.4 (0.01)
                         |           |           |           |          |            |           |           |           |           |
Italy\3\.................|  475 (5.3)|  495 (6.7)|  458 (5.6)|  70 (2.8)|  487 (6.3) |   25 (2.5)|  482 (9.7)|    5 (1.2)|  462 (13.9|   0.8 (0.06)
Lithuania\3\ ............|  461 (5.7)|  481 (6.4)|  450 (7.3)|  69 (1.5)|  465 (5.5) |   26 (1.3)|  469 (6.5)|    5 (0.6)|  470 (11.4|   0.8 (0.03)
Netherlands\3\  .........|  558 (5.3)|  582 (5.7)|  532 (6.2)|  78 (2.8)|  593 (6.4) |   20 (2.9)|  605 (16.9|    1 (0.4)|  ---  --- |   0.7 (0.03)
New Zealand .............|  529 (5.2)|  543 (7.1)|  515 (5.2)|  80 (1.1)|  551 (6.3) |   18 (1.1)|  581 (6.6)|    3 (0.5)|  553 (15.3|   0.6 (0.02)
Norway\3\ ...............|  544 (4.1)|  574 (5.1)|  513 (4.5)|  74 (2.4)|  592 (7.1) |   23 (2.2)|  598 (10.8|    3 (0.7)|  583 (23.8|   0.7 (0.05)
                         |           |           |           |          |            |           |           |           |           |
Russian Federation\3\ ...|  481 (5.7)|  510 (5.7)|  463 (6.7)|  61 (1.6)|  478 (6.0) |   30 (1.3)|  488 (7.0)|   10 (0.8)|  501 (8.0)|   1.1 (0.04)
Slovenia\3\..............|  517 (8.2)|  541 (12.7|  494 (6.4)|  85 (2.0)|  528 (8.1) |   13 (1.9)|  548 (8.9)|    2 (0.6)|  ---  --- |   0.5 (0.04)
South Africa\3\ .........|  349 (10.5|  367 (11.5|  333 (13.0|  47 (1.6)|  373 (15.5)|   35 (1.3)|  367 (12.2|   18 (1.4)|  326 (7.3)|   1.5 (0.05)
Sweden ..................|  559 (4.4)|  585 (5.9)|  534 (3.5)|  81 (1.9)|  599 (7.4) |   17 (1.8)|  632 (10.1|    2 (0.5)|  ---  --- |   0.6 (0.03)
Switzerland .............|  523 (5.3)|  540 (6.1)|  500 (7.8)|  76 (2.3)|  564 (6.6) |   21 (2.3)|  564 (10.9|    3 (0.9)|  508 (29.0|   0.7 (0.04)
United States\3\ ........|  480 (3.3)|  492 (4.5)|  469 (3.9)|  76 (2.1)|  505 (4.3) |   21 (2.1)|  517 (5.7)|    2 (0.4)|  ---  --- |   0.7 (0.04)
_________________________|___________|___________|___________|__________|____________|___________|___________|___________|___________|_____________

\1\Twelfth grade students or equivalent in most countries.
\2\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.
\3\Countries not meeting all International Association for the Evaluation of Education Achievement's sampling specifications.
---Data not available or not applicable.

NOTE.--Standard errors appear in parentheses.

SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Mathematics and Science Achievement in Secondary School: IEA's Third International Mathematics and Science Study, 1997, by Albert E. Beaton et al. Copyright @ 1998 Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. (This table was prepared October 1998.)


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