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State Results: Massachusetts


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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
Singapore  
Education systems not measurably different from Massachusetts
Japan Canada
Estonia Vietnam
Chinese Taipei Hong Kong (China)
Finland B-S-J-G (China)
Macau (China) Korea, Republic of
Education systems lower than Massachusetts
New Zealand Malta
Slovenia Slovak Republic
Australia Greece
United Kingdom Chile
Germany Bulgaria
Netherlands United Arab Emirates
Switzerland Uruguay
Ireland Romania
North Carolina Cyprus
Belgium Moldova, Republic of
Denmark Albania
Poland Turkey
Portugal Trinidad and Tobago
Norway Thailand
United States Costa Rica
Austria Qatar
France Colombia
Sweden Mexico
OECD average Montenegro, Republic of
Czech Republic Georgia
Spain Jordan
Latvia Indonesia
Russian Federation Puerto Rico
Luxembourg Brazil
Italy Peru
Hungary Lebanon
Lithuania Tunisia
Croatia Macedonia, Republic of
Buenos Aires (Argentina) Kosovo
Iceland Algeria
Israel Dominican Republic
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.