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State Results: North Carolina

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Table A10. Average scores of 15-year-old students on the PISA science literacy scale in North Carolina public schools compared with other participating education systems: 2015
Education systems higher than North Carolina
Singapore Canada
Japan Vietnam
Estonia Hong Kong (China)
Chinese Taipei B-S-J-G (China)
Finland Korea, Republic of
Massachusetts New Zealand
Macau (China) Slovenia
Education systems not measurably different from North Carolina
Australia Portugal
United Kingdom Norway
Germany United States
Netherlands Austria
Switzerland France
Ireland Sweden
Belgium OECD average
Denmark Czech Republic
Poland Spain
Education systems lower than North Carolina
Latvia Turkey
Russian Federation Trinidad and Tobago
Luxembourg Thailand
Italy Costa Rica
Hungary Qatar
Lithuania Colombia
Croatia Mexico
Buenos Aires (Argentina) Montenegro, Republic of
Iceland Georgia
Israel Jordan
Malta Indonesia
Slovak Republic Puerto Rico
Greece Brazil
Chile Peru
Bulgaria Lebanon
United Arab Emirates Tunisia
Uruguay Macedonia, Republic of
Romania Kosovo
Cyprus Algeria
Moldova, Republic of Dominican Republic
NOTE: All average scores reported as higher or lower than the North Carolina 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.