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Title:  Characteristics of U.S. 15-Year-Old Low Achievers in an International Context: Findings From PISA 2000
Description: This report analyzes results of reading literacy among 15-year-olds based on the 2000 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), sponsored by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and carried out in 32 countries, including the United States. It focuses on the characteristics of students who perform at the lowest levels of reading literacy. The report has two objectives: first, to explore how the demographic and educational characteristics of low performing students compare to other students within the United States; second, to analyze if the United States differs from the other PISA countries in terms of the characteristics of its low performing students. It describes the extent to which a particular characteristic is more or less likely to be observed among the low performers than on average.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: October 2005
Web Release: November 30, 2005
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 2006010
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: International Activities Program (IAP)
Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Achievement (student)
International comparisons
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