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State Results: Massachusetts

Mathematics Scores by Subgroups

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Table A14. Average scores of 15-year-old students on PISA mathematics literacy scale in Massachusetts public schools, by various subgroups: 2012
Reporting groups Average score s.e.
Massachusetts average 514 * 6.2
U.S. average 481 ** 3.6
OECD average 494 *** 0.5
Female 509 * 7.1
Male 518 * 6.3
White 530 * 6.7
Black 458 ** 15.9
Hispanic 446 * 9.5
Asian 569 * 16.9
Percentage of students in enrolled schools
    eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
Less than 10 percent 583 * 11.0
10 to 24.9 percent 514 * 6.6
25 to 49.9 percent 493 *** 4.5
50 to 74.9 percent 465 ** 11.9
75 percent or more 457 ** 16.9
‡ Reporting standards not met.
† Not applicable.
* 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.
*** p<.05. Significantly different from the U.S. 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.