|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|
|Education systems not measurably different from Massachusetts|
|Korea, Republic of||Ireland|
|Chinese Taipei||United Kingdom|
|Education systems lower than Massachusetts|
|Czech Republic||United Arab Emirates|
|Latvia||Serbia, Republic of|
|United States||Costa Rica|
|Italy||Montenegro, Republic of|
|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.