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State Results: Massachusetts

Reading Scores by Subgroups

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Table A18. Average scores of 15-year-old students on PISA reading literacy scale in Massachusetts public schools, by various subgroups: 2012
Reporting groups Average score s.e.
Massachusetts average 527 * 6.1
U.S. average 498   3.7
OECD average 496   0.5
Female 542 * 6.6
Male 511 ** 6.2
White 540 * 6.8
Black 476   16.7
Hispanic 475   12.1
Asian 584 * 13.5
Percentage of students in enrolled schools
    eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
Less than 10 percent 590 * 8.8
10 to 24.9 percent 527 * 7.7
25 to 49.9 percent 507   6.7
50 to 74.9 percent 488   11.3
75 percent or more 477   19.0
‡ Reporting standards not met.
† Not applicable.
* p<.05. Significantly different from both the U.S. and OECD averages at the05 level of statistical significance.
** p<.05. Significantly different from the OECD average at the05 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.