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Country vs country: Israel and United States compared: Education

Definitions

  • Elementary school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Elementary school repeaters > Female: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Enrolment ratio > Secondary level: Net enrolment ratio, secondary level, is the ratio of the number of children of official secondary school age enrolled in school to the number of children of official secondary school age in the population.
  • High school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Literacy > Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Male: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Preschool enrollment rate: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • School life expectancy > Male: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • School life expectancy > Total: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • Tertiary enrollment: Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary level is the sum of all tertiary level students enrolled at the start of the school year, expressed as a percentage of the mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
  • Universities > Top 100: Number of universities in the top 100
  • Universities > Top 200: Number of universities in the top 200
STAT Israel United States HISTORY
Elementary school > Gender ratio 101.43
Ranked 12th. 1% more than United States
100.68
Ranked 17th.

Elementary school repeaters > Female 1
Ranked 82nd.
0.0
Ranked 112th.

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 88.4%
Ranked 15th. About the same as United States
88.1%
Ranked 17th.

High school > Gender ratio 101.37
Ranked 48th. 2% more than United States
99.5
Ranked 59th.

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write

Literacy > Female 95.9%
Ranked 3rd.
99%
Ranked 17th. 3% more than Israel

Literacy > Male 98.5%
Ranked 3rd.
99%
Ranked 28th. 1% more than Israel

Literacy > Total population 97.1%
Ranked 3rd.
99%
Ranked 20th. 2% more than Israel

Preschool enrollment rate 110.66
Ranked 37th. 12% more than United States
98.77
Ranked 94th.

School life expectancy > Male 14.2 years
Ranked 24th.
14.8 years
Ranked 17th. 4% more than Israel

School life expectancy > Total 14.6 years
Ranked 21st.
15.2 years
Ranked 14th. 4% more than Israel

Spending > USD 11.74 billion
Ranked 31st.
684.04 billion
Ranked 1st. 58 times more than Israel

Tertiary enrollment 52.7%
Ranked 18th.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 38% more than Israel

Universities > Top 100 1
Ranked 19th.
31
Ranked 1st. 31 times more than Israel

Universities > Top 200 3
Ranked 17th.
54
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than Israel

SOURCES: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; UNESCO; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; World Bank staff estimates using data from the United Nations Statistics Division's Statistical Yearbook, and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics online database.; The Times, 2005

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