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Science scores of 4th- and 8th-grade students on Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) at selected percentiles, by education system: 2011


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PDF File PDF Version  Science scores of 4th-grade students on Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) at selected percentiles, by education system: 2011

NOTE: The science scale ranges from 0 to 1,000. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. Education systems are ordered by the 50th percentile score. U.S. percentiles are marked by horizontal black lines and the United States is highlighted by a vertical grey bar. As an example, the graph indicates that a student scoring at the 90th percentile in the United States would be at about the 75th percentile in Singapore.

SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2011.

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Excel File Excel Version
Year Jurisdiction All students
10th
Percentile
Standard
error
25th
Percentile
Standard
error
50th
Percentile
Standard
error
75th
Percentile
Standard
error
90th
Percentile
Standard
error
2011 International Average 373 (0.9) 431 (0.7) 490 (0.6) 546 (0.6) 592 (0.6)
  Armenia 300 (4.9) 355 (5.7) 419 (4.6) 477 (5.1) 529 (3.9)
  Australia 407 (5.9) 466 (4.3) 521 (2.3) 571 (3.0) 614 (3.3)
  Austria 438 (6.1) 485 (4.2) 535 (3.6) 581 (2.0) 619 (3.0)
  Azerbaijan 307 (6.2) 369 (6.1) 439 (8.7) 509 (7.2) 565 (6.4)
  Bahrain 305 (9.0) 382 (6.1) 458 (3.4) 525 (2.9) 578 (5.5)
  Belgium (Flemish) 432 (4.5) 471 (2.0) 511 (1.9) 548 (2.4) 581 (3.6)
  Chile 376 (5.5) 428 (2.7) 483 (2.3) 535 (2.4) 579 (2.9)
  Chinese Taipei 455 (7.7) 506 (4.3) 557 (2.6) 603 (2.6) 641 (2.8)
  Croatia 435 (4.6) 475 (3.0) 518 (2.0) 559 (3.5) 594 (2.5)
  Czech Republic 442 (5.0) 491 (2.3) 539 (3.0) 586 (3.8) 625 (2.8)
  Denmark 434 (5.6) 483 (3.7) 531 (5.2) 578 (3.1) 617 (2.3)
  England 420 (8.1) 476 (5.1) 535 (3.8) 586 (3.5) 629 (4.0)
  Finland 485 (4.3) 529 (3.4) 574 (2.6) 615 (2.2) 651 (2.6)
  Georgia 336 (7.5) 401 (7.2) 462 (3.4) 516 (3.7) 560 (4.2)
  Germany 435 (3.9) 482 (3.6) 532 (3.1) 577 (2.8) 614 (2.0)
  Hong Kong SAR 443 (7.2) 493 (3.3) 541 (3.9) 585 (2.7) 622 (2.8)
  Hungary 420 (7.2) 484 (6.4) 542 (4.0) 594 (4.0) 637 (3.5)
  Iran, Islamic Rep. of 317 (9.7) 390 (5.6) 460 (3.8) 523 (3.7) 575 (4.5)
  Ireland 412 (3.9) 466 (4.5) 521 (2.7) 571 (4.2) 613 (5.5)
  Italy 429 (3.1) 477 (3.4) 527 (4.0) 573 (3.1) 615 (2.1)
  Japan 476 (4.2) 519 (2.6) 561 (1.7) 601 (1.9) 637 (4.5)
  Kazakhstan 375 (8.2) 431 (5.9) 496 (6.9) 558 (6.7) 610 (4.9)
  Korea, Rep. of 502 (3.2) 545 (2.0) 589 (2.3) 632 (1.8) 669 (2.3)
  Kuwait 176 (7.1) 258 (6.7) 355 (6.3) 441 (4.7) 504 (5.4)
  Lithuania 426 (4.4) 471 (2.9) 518 (2.3) 561 (2.0) 598 (3.1)
  Malta 314 (4.1) 384 (2.5) 453 (2.1) 514 (2.9) 565 (3.2)
  Morocco 100 (7.6) 171 (7.0) 257 (5.1) 351 (5.1) 440 (5.2)
  Netherlands 461 (5.2) 497 (2.2) 534 (2.4) 568 (1.8) 597 (4.4)
  New Zealand 381 (4.8) 442 (3.2) 503 (2.6) 558 (2.3) 602 (3.2)
  Northern Ireland 425 (5.2) 473 (1.7) 522 (3.3) 566 (2.7) 603 (4.9)
  Norway 411 (4.1) 453 (2.4) 497 (2.5) 538 (3.7) 573 (3.8)
  Oman 208 (6.0) 291 (5.8) 385 (4.4) 467 (3.4) 532 (3.8)
  Poland 402 (3.6) 455 (2.6) 509 (3.0) 558 (2.7) 601 (2.3)
  Portugal 429 (6.2) 476 (6.0) 524 (3.7) 571 (3.8) 613 (4.5)
  Qatar 222 (6.4) 304 (6.2) 401 (7.1) 488 (7.1) 554 (3.3)
  Romania 356 (14.3) 444 (8.7) 517 (5.1) 580 (5.2) 631 (3.7)
  Russian Federation 458 (3.4) 505 (3.6) 554 (3.5) 603 (2.9) 643 (3.3)
  Saudi Arabia 287 (6.7) 359 (5.3) 435 (3.9) 502 (6.5) 560 (9.3)
  Serbia 407 (5.5) 467 (4.7) 520 (3.0) 570 (4.2) 615 (5.4)
  Singapore 469 (6.0) 531 (5.8) 590 (3.9) 644 (4.1) 689 (3.8)
  Slovak Republic 430 (5.5) 486 (4.3) 539 (4.6) 586 (2.7) 625 (3.6)
  Slovenia 421 (2.6) 474 (2.8) 525 (3.7) 572 (4.2) 612 (3.6)
  Spain 407 (4.2) 458 (4.3) 509 (2.7) 556 (3.5) 595 (4.6)
  Sweden 434 (4.6) 486 (3.1) 539 (2.1) 586 (2.6) 625 (5.2)
  Thailand 343 (7.9) 410 (8.8) 479 (4.8) 538 (5.2) 585 (4.6)
  Tunisia 187 (6.5) 266 (7.0) 351 (8.8) 432 (5.4) 495 (5.0)
  Turkey 332 (8.6) 403 (5.6) 471 (3.9) 531 (4.0) 581 (3.6)
  United Arab Emirates 279 (3.6) 350 (3.0) 433 (3.4) 507 (2.1) 569 (2.5)
  United States 440 (2.6) 494 (2.4) 549 (2.0) 599 (2.5) 641 (2.3)
  Yemen 60 (5.3) 122 (10.4) 200 (9.3) 288 (7.3) 369 (7.8)
  Abu Dhabi, UAE 264 (5.6) 333 (8.0) 417 (6.4) 491 (6.1) 550 (5.9)
  Alberta, Canada 450 (4.6) 496 (3.6) 545 (2.5) 590 (3.2) 628 (3.0)
  Dubai, UAE 305 (5.7) 386 (3.4) 470 (3.2) 544 (2.9) 600 (2.8)
  Florida, US 447 (4.1) 494 (3.1) 546 (5.4) 596 (3.4) 641 (5.0)
  North Carolina, US 435 (4.8) 487 (5.2) 542 (5.3) 591 (3.0) 634 (3.8)
  Ontario, Canada 427 (5.9) 479 (3.3) 532 (3.0) 581 (3.7) 622 (4.0)
  Quebec, Canada 441 (4.9) 478 (3.5) 517 (2.9) 556 (4.6) 591 (3.8)

NOTE: Population coverage, participation rates, or sampling procedures deviated from international standards for 4th graders in the following jurisdictions (years in parentheses): Alberta-CAN (11, 07), Australia (03, 95), Austria (95), Azerbaijan (11), British Columbia-CAN (07), Croatia (11), Denmark (11, 07), Dubai-UAE (07), England (03, 95), Florida-US (11), Georgia (11, 07), Hong Kong (11, 03), Hungary (95), Israel (95), Kazakhstan (11, 07), Kuwait (11, 95), Latvia (07, 95), Lithuania (11, 07, 03), Massachusetts-US (07), Minnesota-US (07), Mongolia (07), the Netherlands (11, 07, 03, 95), North Carolina-US (11), Northern Ireland (11), Norway (11), Ontario-CAN (07), Qatar (11), Quebec-CAN (07), Scotland (07, 03, 95), Serbia (11), Singapore (11), Slovenia (95), Thailand (95), and United States (11, 07, 03). Data from these jurisdictions have issues that interfere with proper trend analysis: Armenia, Australia, Finland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Morocco, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, and Yemen. Details are available in the Help Guide. The Science scale ranges from 0 to 1000. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant.
SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2011.

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PDF File PDF Version Percentiles for science, grade 8 by All students [TOTAL], year and jurisdiction: 2011

NOTE: The science scale ranges from 0 to 1,000. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. Education systems are ordered by the 50th percentile score. U.S. percentiles are marked by horizontal black lines and the United States is highlighted by a vertical grey bar. As an example, the graph indicates that a student scoring at the 90th percentile in the United States would be at about the 75th percentile in Massachusetts and Chinese Taipei.

SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2011.

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Excel File Excel Version
Year Jurisdiction All students
10th
Percentile
Standard
error
25th
Percentile
Standard
error
50th
Percentile
Standard
error
75th
Percentile
Standard
error
90th
Percentile
Standard
error
2011 International Average 360 (0.9) 419 (0.8) 481 (0.7) 539 (0.6) 586 (0.7)
  Armenia 309 (4.5) 373 (4.5) 441 (3.3) 506 (3.7) 557 (3.1)
  Australia 412 (4.5) 463 (6.4) 519 (4.7) 575 (6.6) 628 (6.6)
  Bahrain 313 (5.2) 384 (2.7) 460 (2.6) 525 (2.5) 579 (2.2)
  Chile 367 (3.7) 410 (3.3) 461 (2.5) 511 (2.4) 557 (4.6)
  Chinese Taipei 452 (5.5) 510 (3.5) 571 (2.6) 623 (3.0) 665 (2.6)
  England 419 (10.6) 477 (5.8) 538 (5.3) 594 (6.2) 639 (5.2)
  Finland 470 (2.5) 509 (2.6) 555 (3.3) 597 (3.0) 634 (3.6)
  Georgia 296 (8.7) 363 (3.8) 429 (3.3) 483 (3.4) 528 (5.7)
  Ghana 159 (5.2) 226 (6.8) 306 (7.7) 388 (7.3) 452 (4.8)
  Hong Kong SAR 434 (5.3) 492 (4.8) 544 (2.5) 587 (2.9) 622 (4.7)
  Hungary 412 (4.6) 475 (4.7) 530 (2.6) 579 (3.9) 621 (3.1)
  Indonesia 303 (10.9) 353 (6.6) 408 (4.4) 461 (3.3) 505 (4.3)
  Iran, Islamic Rep. of 357 (6.1) 412 (4.2) 476 (4.5) 537 (3.1) 590 (3.8)
  Israel 386 (5.2) 456 (6.1) 524 (4.3) 582 (4.4) 630 (4.7)
  Italy 400 (5.5) 452 (2.6) 505 (3.8) 554 (3.2) 594 (3.1)
  Japan 458 (4.2) 511 (2.7) 563 (2.0) 610 (2.5) 649 (3.8)
  Jordan 307 (10.9) 388 (4.8) 463 (4.4) 522 (3.6) 568 (2.8)
  Kazakhstan 386 (5.0) 435 (5.4) 493 (4.8) 546 (5.5) 590 (4.2)
  Korea, Rep. of 459 (3.8) 510 (2.8) 564 (1.5) 614 (1.9) 656 (2.0)
  Lebanon 276 (6.6) 337 (5.8) 409 (6.4) 475 (6.2) 532 (5.4)
  Lithuania 413 (3.2) 464 (3.2) 518 (3.0) 567 (2.8) 607 (2.7)
  Macedonia, Rep. of 256 (6.7) 327 (8.4) 411 (10.0) 492 (5.3) 552 (6.5)
  Malaysia 288 (9.8) 358 (9.4) 432 (7.0) 499 (6.4) 553 (6.5)
  Morocco 266 (3.6) 317 (3.3) 376 (3.0) 435 (2.6) 488 (2.1)
  New Zealand 399 (4.9) 455 (5.8) 515 (5.2) 572 (4.3) 621 (4.5)
  Norway 399 (6.7) 447 (2.8) 499 (2.0) 544 (2.4) 584 (3.1)
  Oman 268 (3.9) 343 (6.1) 429 (4.1) 502 (3.2) 556 (1.6)
  Palestinian Nat'l Auth. 278 (5.8) 351 (4.2) 426 (4.0) 497 (4.6) 551 (4.0)
  Qatar 255 (5.3) 334 (4.7) 426 (3.1) 507 (5.3) 571 (6.4)
  Romania 351 (4.8) 408 (5.0) 468 (3.5) 523 (2.8) 572 (5.3)
  Russian Federation 442 (6.5) 493 (2.8) 547 (4.0) 596 (2.8) 638 (3.7)
  Saudi Arabia 328 (4.7) 382 (5.9) 439 (3.4) 494 (4.1) 541 (3.9)
  Singapore 453 (8.5) 530 (7.6) 602 (4.6) 660 (3.4) 705 (2.4)
  Slovenia 444 (4.0) 494 (4.2) 547 (3.4) 595 (3.2) 637 (2.1)
  Sweden 403 (3.2) 458 (2.9) 515 (2.5) 566 (3.4) 608 (2.6)
  Syrian Arab Republic 315 (5.4) 369 (4.9) 430 (5.0) 487 (3.9) 533 (4.3)
  Thailand 346 (4.3) 397 (4.9) 453 (4.0) 504 (4.7) 551 (6.7)
  Tunisia 352 (3.4) 393 (3.0) 438 (3.3) 484 (2.9) 526 (3.7)
  Turkey 349 (4.8) 413 (4.4) 485 (5.1) 554 (4.4) 614 (6.5)
  Ukraine 390 (6.1) 448 (5.7) 506 (4.1) 559 (5.3) 603 (4.3)
  United Arab Emirates 335 (3.2) 399 (2.8) 468 (3.5) 532 (2.6) 587 (2.5)
  United States 416 (3.2) 470 (3.0) 529 (2.9) 582 (2.8) 625 (2.5)
  Abu Dhabi, UAE 339 (6.3) 398 (4.8) 463 (3.3) 526 (5.2) 581 (4.1)
  Alabama, US 370 (8.7) 428 (6.1) 489 (7.3) 547 (6.8) 596 (5.3)
  Alberta, Canada 458 (4.7) 502 (3.6) 547 (2.6) 591 (3.1) 631 (2.5)
  California, US 389 (10.5) 443 (7.4) 501 (5.3) 557 (3.7) 603 (4.0)
  Colorado, US 439 (4.4) 489 (4.6) 545 (5.4) 599 (4.0) 640 (5.9)
  Connecticut, US 413 (5.7) 472 (4.3) 539 (6.4) 594 (6.5) 641 (3.7)
  Dubai, UAE 344 (5.6) 418 (4.3) 494 (3.1) 558 (3.7) 611 (2.7)
  Florida, US 420 (13.3) 472 (9.0) 531 (7.7) 589 (9.2) 639 (7.0)
  Indiana, US 432 (4.7) 483 (6.2) 537 (5.9) 585 (4.0) 627 (4.2)
  Massachusetts, US 460 (7.5) 518 (6.7) 574 (8.2) 624 (6.4) 664 (6.8)
  Minnesota, US 453 (10.2) 506 (6.3) 557 (4.3) 605 (5.9) 644 (6.1)
  North Carolina, US 423 (6.7) 475 (8.1) 534 (5.6) 589 (6.0) 635 (8.6)
  Ontario, Canada 432 (3.8) 476 (3.2) 524 (2.8) 569 (3.0) 606 (3.0)
  Quebec, Canada 433 (4.1) 477 (3.0) 522 (3.5) 566 (2.8) 604 (3.0)

NOTE: Population coverage, participation rates, or sampling procedures deviated from international standards for 8th graders in the following jurisdictions (years in parentheses): Alabama-US (11), Alberta-CAN (11), Australia (95), Austria (95), Belgium (Flemish) (99, 95), Belgium (French) (95), British Columbia-CAN (07), California-US (11), Colombia (95), Colorado-US (11), Connecticut-US (11), Denmark (95), Dubai-UAE (07), England (11, 07, 03, 99, 95), Florida-US (11), Greece (95), Georgia (11, 07), Germany (95), Honduras-Grade 9 (11), Hong Kong (07, 03, 99), Indiana-US (11), Indonesia (03), Israel (11, 07, 03, 99, 95), Kuwait (95), Latvia (99, 95), Lithuania (11, 07, 03, 99, 95), Macedonia (03), Massachusetts-US (11, 07), Minnesota-US (11, 07), Mongolia (07), Morocco (03, 07), Netherlands (03, 99, 95), North Carolina-US (11) Ontario-CAN (11, 07), Quebec-CAN (07), Romania (95), Russian Federation (11), Scotland (07, 03, 95), Serbia (07, 03), Singapore (11), Slovenia (95), Switzerland (95), Thailand (95), and United States (11, 07, 03, 95). Data from these jurisdictions have issues that interfere with proper trend analysis: Armenia, Australia, Finland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Morocco, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, and Yemen. Details are available in the Help Guide. The Science scale ranges from 0 to 1000. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant.
SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2011.