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State Results: Massachusetts

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Table A3. Average scores of 15-year-old students on the PISA reading 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
Singapore Ireland
Hong Kong (China) Estonia
Canada Korea, Republic of
Finland Japan
Education systems lower than Massachusetts
Norway Hungary
New Zealand Greece
Germany Chile
Macau (China) Slovak Republic
Poland Malta
Slovenia Cyprus
Netherlands Uruguay
Australia Romania
Sweden United Arab Emirates
North Carolina Bulgaria
Denmark Turkey
France Costa Rica
Belgium Trinidad and Tobago
Portugal Montenegro, Republic of
United Kingdom Colombia
Chinese Taipei Mexico
United States Moldova, Republic of
Spain Puerto Rico
Russian Federation Thailand
B-S-J-G (China) Jordan
OECD average Brazil
Switzerland Albania
Latvia Qatar
Czech Republic Georgia
Croatia Peru
Vietnam Indonesia
Austria Tunisia
Italy Dominican Republic
Iceland Macedonia, Republic of
Luxembourg Algeria
Israel Kosovo
Buenos Aires (Argentina) Lebanon
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.