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Country vs country: Israel and United States compared: Education > Literacy stats

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reading performance > Access and retrieve: Access and retrieve.

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  • Reading performance > Continuous texts: Continuous texts.

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  • Reading performance > Integrate and interpret: Integrate and interpret.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Reading performance > Non-continuous texts: Non-continuous texts.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Reading performance > Overall: Overall.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Reading performance > Overall reading skills: Overall.

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  • Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate: Reflect and evaluate.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • 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.
STAT Israel United States HISTORY
Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
Female 95.9%
Ranked 3rd.
99%
Ranked 17th. 3% more than Israel

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

Reading performance > Access and retrieve 463
Ranked 40th.
492
Ranked 25th. 6% more than Israel
Reading performance > Continuous texts 477
Ranked 35th.
500
Ranked 13th. 5% more than Israel
Reading performance > Integrate and interpret 473
Ranked 35th.
495
Ranked 20th. 5% more than Israel
Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 467
Ranked 37th.
503
Ranked 14th. 8% more than Israel
Reading performance > Overall 474
Ranked 35th.
500
Ranked 15th. 5% more than Israel
Reading performance > Overall reading skills 474
Ranked 35th.
500
Ranked 15th. 5% more than Israel
Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 483
Ranked 29th.
512
Ranked 8th. 6% more than Israel
Total population 97.1%
Ranked 3rd.
99%
Ranked 20th. 2% more than Israel

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