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State Results: Connecticut

Science Scores by Subgroups

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Table A4. Average scores of 15-year-old students on PISA science literacy scale in Connecticut public schools, by various subgroups: 2012
Reporting groups Average score s.e.
Connecticut average 521 * 5.7
U.S. average 497   3.8
OECD average 501   0.5
Female 514 * 6.1
Male 528 * 6.2
White 547 * 4.5
Black 433 * 9.5
Hispanic 463 * 9.3
Asian 553 * 11.6
Multiracial 520   10.8
Percentage of students in enrolled schools
    eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
Less than 10 percent 575 * 8.3
10 to 24.9 percent 539 * 7.1
25 to 49.9 percent 511   6.0
50 to 74.9 percent 465 ** 16.7
75 percent or more 435 * 9.6
* p<.05. Significantly different from both the U.S. and OECD averages at the .05 level of statistical significance.
** p<.05. Significantly different from the OECD average at the .05 level of statistical significance.
NOTE: The OECD average is the average of the national averages of the OECD member countries, with each country weighted equally. 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. and state totals. Data on free or reduced-price lunch are based on principals' responses to a question in the school questionnaire that asked the approximate percentage of eligible students in the school during the previous school year. Standard error is noted by s.e.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2012.