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


Reading Literacy

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Figure T7. Average scores of U.S. 15-year-old students on PISA reading literacy scale, by race/ethnicity: 2000, 2003, 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. PISA 2006 reading literacy results are not reported for the United States because of an error in printing the test booklets. For more details, see Baldi et al. 2007 (available at http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008016). 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), 2000, 2003, 2009, 2012.


Table T7. Average scores of U.S. 15-year-old students on PISA reading literacy scale, by race/ethnicity: 2000, 2003, 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
2000 538 (5.1) 445 (8.2) 449 (7.6) 546 (15.8) 504 (7.0)
2003 525 (2.6) 430 (5.6) 453 (5.9) 513 (9.2) 515 (7.3) 495 (3.2)
2009 525 (3.8) 441 (7.2) 466 (4.3) 541 (9.4) 502 (6.4) 500 (3.7)
2012 519 (4.1) 443 (8.3) 478 (4.5) 550 (8.1) 517 (7.6) 498 (3.7)
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: PISA 2006 reading literacy results are not reported for the United States because of an error in printing the test booklets. For more details, see Baldi et al. 2007 (available at http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008016). 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), 2000, 2003, 2009, 2012.