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State Results: Massachusetts

Mathematics Scores

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Table A5. Average scores of 15-year-old students on the PISA mathematics literacy scale in Massachusetts public schools compared with other participating education systems: 2015
Education systems higher than Massachusetts
Singapore Korea, Republic of
Hong Kong (China) Switzerland
Macau (China) Estonia
Chinese Taipei Canada
Japan Netherlands
B-S-J-G (China)  
Education systems not measurably different from Massachusetts
Denmark Vietnam
Finland Russian Federation
Slovenia Sweden
Belgium Australia
Germany France
Poland United Kingdom
Ireland Czech Republic
Norway Portugal
Austria OECD average
New Zealand Italy
Education systems lower than Massachusetts
Iceland Uruguay
Spain Montenegro, Republic of
Luxembourg Trinidad and Tobago
Latvia Thailand
Malta Albania
Lithuania Mexico
Hungary Georgia
Slovak Republic Qatar
North Carolina Costa Rica
Israel Lebanon
United States Colombia
Croatia Peru
Buenos Aires (Argentina) Indonesia
Greece Jordan
Romania Puerto Rico
Bulgaria Brazil
Cyprus Macedonia, Republic of
United Arab Emirates Tunisia
Chile Kosovo
Turkey Algeria
Moldova, Republic of 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.