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Table CPS1. Average scores of 15-year-old students on the PISA collaborative problem solving scale, by education system: 2015
Education system Average score s.e.
OECD average 500 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 0.5
Singapore 561 Average score is higher than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 1.2
Japan 552 Average score is higher than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.7
Hong Kong (China) 541 Average score is higher than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.9
Korea, Republic of 538 Average score is higher than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.5
Canada 535 Average score is higher than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.3
Estonia 535 Average score is higher than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.5
Finland 534 Average score is higher than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.6
Macau (China) 534 Average score is higher than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 1.2
New Zealand 533 Average score is higher than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.4
Australia 531 Average score is higher than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 1.9
Chinese Taipei 527   2.5
Germany 525   2.8
United States 520   3.6
Denmark 520   2.5
United Kingdom 519   2.7
Netherlands 518   2.4
Sweden 510 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 3.4
Austria 509 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.6
Norway 502 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.5
Slovenia 502 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 1.8
Belgium 501 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.4
Iceland 499 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.3
Czech Republic 499 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.2
Portugal 498 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.6
Spain 496 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.1
B-S-J-G (China) 496 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 4.0
France 494 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.4
Luxembourg 491 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 1.5
Latvia 485 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.3
Italy 478 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.5
Russian Federation 473 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 3.4
Croatia 473 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.5
Hungary 472 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.4
Israel 469 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 3.6
Lithuania 467 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.5
Slovak Republic 463 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.4
Greece 459 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 3.6
Chile 457 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.7
Cyprus 444 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 1.7
Bulgaria 444 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 3.9
Uruguay 443 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.3
Costa Rica 441 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.4
Thailand 436 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 3.5
United Arab Emirates 435 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.4
Mexico 433 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.5
Colombia 429 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.3
Turkey 422 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 3.4
Peru 418 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.5
Montenegro, Republic of 416 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 1.3
Brazil 412 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 2.3
Tunisia 382 Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 1.9
       
U.S. state education systems      
Massachusetts 549 Average score is higher than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. 6.2
North Carolina 525   5.3
Average score is higher than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. Average score is higher than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance.
Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance. Average score is lower than U.S. average score at the .05 level of statistical significance.
NOTE: Education systems are ordered by 2015 average score. Scores are reported on a scale from 0 to 1,000. The OECD average is the average of the national average scores of the 32 OECD member countries that participated in the collaborative problem solving assessment, with each system weighted equally. B-S-J-G (China) refers to the four PISA participating China provinces: Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Guangdong. Malaysia participated in the assessment but due to technical issues its data were not deemed comparable and so are not shown here. Standard error is noted by s.e. Italics indicate non-OECD countries and education systems. Results for Massachusetts and North Carolina are for public school students only.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2015.