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Trends in U.S. Performance by Student Race/Ethnicity


Science Literacy

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Figure T6. Average scores of U.S. 15-year-old students on PISA science literacy scale, by race/ethnicity: 2006, 2009, 2012

data in this figure can be found in the table below

NOTE: Shaded symbols indicate a difference at the .05 level of statistical significance from the 2012 score in the same category. The PISA science framework was revised in 2006. Because of changes in the framework, it is not possible to compare science learning outcomes from PISA 2000 and 2003 with those from PISA 2006, 2009, and 2012. Scores are reported on a scale from 0 to 1,000. Reporting standards were not met for American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. Black includes African American, and Hispanic includes Latino. Students who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin were classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race. Although data for some race/ethnicities were not shown separately because the reporting standards were not met, they are included in the U.S. totals.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2006, 2009, 2012.


Table T6. Average scores of U.S. 15-year-old students on PISA science literacy scale, by race/ethnicity: 2006, 2009, 2012
Year White Black Hispanic Asian Multiracial U.S. average
Average Standard
Error
Average Standard
Error
Average Standard
Error
Average Standard
Error
Average Standard
Error
Average Standard
Error
2006 523 (3.0) 409 (8.8) 439 (4.7) 499 (9.7) 501 (8.0) 489 (4.2)
2009 532 (4.0) 435 (7.2) 464 (3.8) 536 (9.7) 503 (7.6) 502 (3.6)
2012 528 (3.7) 439 (6.8) 462 (4.7) 546 (8.6) 511 (7.8) 497 (3.8)
NOTE: The PISA science framework was revised in 2006. Because of changes in the framework, it is not possible to compare science learning outcomes from PISA 2000 and 2003 with those from PISA 2006, 2009, and 2012. Scores are reported on a scale from 0 to 1,000. Reporting standards were not met for American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. Black includes African American, and Hispanic includes Latino. Students who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin were classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race. Although data for some race/ethnicities were not shown separately because the reporting standards were not met, they are included in the U.S. totals.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2006, 2009, 2012.