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State Results: Massachusetts

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Table A15. Average scores of 15-year-old students on PISA science literacy scale in Massachusetts public schools compared with other participating education systems: 2012
Education systems higher than Massachusetts
Shanghai-China Japan
Hong Kong-China Finland
Singapore Estonia
Education systems not measurably different from Massachusetts
Korea, Republic of Ireland
Vietnam Australia
Poland Connecticut
Canada Macao-China
Liechtenstein New Zealand
Germany Switzerland
Chinese Taipei United Kingdom
Education systems lower than Massachusetts
Slovenia Turkey
Czech Republic United Arab Emirates
Austria Bulgaria
Belgium Chile
Latvia Serbia, Republic of
OECD average Thailand
France Romania
Denmark Cyprus
United States Costa Rica
Spain Kazakhstan
Lithuania Malaysia
Norway Uruguay
Hungary Mexico
Italy Montenegro, Republic of
Croatia Jordan
Luxembourg Argentina
Portugal Brazil
Russian Federation Colombia
Florida Tunisia
Sweden Albania
Iceland Qatar
Slovak Republic Indonesia
Israel Peru
NOTE: All average scores reported as higher or lower than the Massachusetts average score are different at the .05 level of statistical significance. The OECD average is the average of the national averages of the OECD member countries, with each country weighted equally. Italics indicate non-OECD countries and education systems.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2012.