Percentage of 4th-grade students reaching the TIMSS international benchmarks in mathematics, by education system: 2011
Table 2. Average science scale scores of fourth-grade students, by country: 2003
1 Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China.
|Hong Kong SAR1.2
|Moldova, Republic of
|Iran, Islamic Republic of
Average is higher than the U.S. average
Average is not measurably different from the
Average is lower than the U.S. average
2 Met international guidelines for participation rates in 2003 only after replacement schools were included.
3 National desired population does not cover all of the international desired population.
NOTE: The test for significance between the United States and the international average was adjusted to account for the U.S. contribution to the international average. The tests for significance take into account the standard error for the reported difference. Thus, a small difference between the United States and one country may be significant while a large difference between the United States and another country may not be significant. Countries were required to sample students in the upper of the two grades that contained the largest number of 9-year-olds. In the United States and most countries, this corresponds to grade 4. See table A1 in appendix A for details.
SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2003.
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