|Table A1. Average scores of 15-year-old students on the PISA science literacy scale in Massachusetts public schools compared with other participating education systems: 2015|
|Education systems higher than Massachusetts|
|Education systems not measurably different from Massachusetts|
|Chinese Taipei||Hong Kong (China)|
|Macau (China)||Korea, Republic of|
|Education systems lower than Massachusetts|
|Netherlands||United Arab Emirates|
|Belgium||Moldova, Republic of|
|Portugal||Trinidad and Tobago|
|United States||Costa Rica|
|OECD average||Montenegro, Republic of|
|Russian Federation||Puerto Rico|
|Croatia||Macedonia, Republic of|
|Buenos Aires (Argentina)||Kosovo|
|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. B-S-J-G (China) refers to the four PISA participating China provinces: Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Guangdong. Results for Massachusetts and North Carolina are for public school students only. Although Argentina, Malaysia, and Kazakhstan participated in PISA 2015, technical problems with their samples prevent results from being discussed in this report.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2015.