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Title:  Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Science, Reading, and Mathematics Literacy in an International Context: First Look at PISA 2015
Description: This report provides international comparisons of student performance in science, reading, and mathematics literacy from the PISA 2015 assessment. In 2015, 70 education systems, including the United States, participated in PISA. In addition, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Puerto Rico participated in PISA separately from the nation.

The report includes average scores in the three subject areas; score gaps across the three subject areas between the top (90th percentile) and low performing (10th percentile) students; the percentages of students reaching selected PISA proficiency levels; and trends in U.S. performance in the three subjects over time.

Additional findings from PISA 2015 are available on the NCES PISA website at http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pisa/pisa2015/.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: December 2016
Web Release: December 6, 2016
Publication #: NCES 2017048
Center/Program: NCES
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Type of Product: First Look / ED TAB
Survey/Program Areas: International Activities Program (IAP)
Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this First Look / ED TAB, please contact:
Patrick Gonzales.