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Pisa international rankings

How 15-year-old pupils compared

Reading Mathematics
Above average:
South Korea Taiwan
Finland Finland
Hong Kong-China Hong Kong-China
Canada South Korea
New Zealand Netherlands
Ireland Switzerland
Australia Canada
Liechtenstein Macao-China
Poland Liechtenstein
Sweden Japan
Netherlands New Zealand
Belgium Belgium
Estonia Australia
Switzerland Estonia
  Denmark
  Czech Republic
  Iceland
  Austria
  Slovenia
Average:
Japan Germany
Taiwan Sweden
United Kingdom Ireland
Germany France
Denmark United Kingdom
Slovenia Poland
Macao-China  
Austria  
France  
Below average:
Iceland Slovak Republic
Norway Hungary
Czech Republic Luxembourg
Hungary Norway
Latvia Lithuania
Luxembourg Latvia
Croatia Spain
Portugal Azerbaijan
Lithuania Russian Federation
Italy United States
Slovak Republic Croatia
Spain Portugal
Greece Italy
Turkey Greece
Chile Israel
Russian Federation Serbia
Israel Uruguay
Thailand Turkey
Uruguay Thailand
Mexico Romania
Bulgaria Bulgaria
Serbia Chile
Jordan Mexico
Romania Montenegro
Indonesia Indonesia
Brazil Jordan
Montenegro Argentina
Colombia Colombia
Tunisia Brazil
Argentina Tunisia
Azerbaijan Qatar
Qatar Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan  
   

Note: In the US a printing error in the test booklets for reading meant some items had incorrect instructions so the mean performance could not be accurately estimated and therefore no results were reported.



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