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Country vs country: Norway and United States compared: Education

Definitions

  • Class size > Age 13: The average number of 13-year-old students per class.
  • Educational attainment > Tertiary: Percentage of adult population (aged 25-64) educated till tertiary level (year 2000).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mathematical literacy: Mathematical literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old 2000
  • 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."
  • Primary teacher salary > Starting: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary education, in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs. Data for 1999.
  • Reading literacy: Reading literacy mean value of performance scale (15 years old, 2000)
  • 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.
  • Scientific literacy: Scientific literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old (2000)
  • 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.
STAT Norway United States HISTORY
Class size > Age 13 14.6 students
Ranked 23th.
18.3 students
Ranked 15th. 25% more than Norway

Educational attainment > Tertiary 28%
Ranked 9th.
37%
Ranked 2nd. 32% more than Norway

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 95%
Ranked 2nd. 8% more than United States
88.1%
Ranked 17th.

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

Literacy > Female 100%
Ranked 1st. 1% more than United States
99%
Ranked 17th.

Literacy > Male 100%
Ranked 1st. 1% more than United States
99%
Ranked 28th.

Literacy > Total population 100%
Ranked 2nd. 1% more than United States
99%
Ranked 20th.

Mathematical literacy 499
Ranked 16th. 1% more than United States
493
Ranked 18th.

Preschool enrollment rate 98.68
Ranked 95th.
98.77
Ranked 94th. The same as Norway

Primary teacher salary > Starting $22,194
Ranked 8th.
$25,707
Ranked 5th. 16% more than Norway

Reading literacy 505
Ranked 13th. About the same as United States
504
Ranked 15th.

School life expectancy > Male 16.3 years
Ranked 2nd. 10% more than United States
14.8 years
Ranked 17th.

School life expectancy > Total 16.9 years
Ranked 1st. 11% more than United States
15.2 years
Ranked 14th.

Scientific literacy 500
Ranked 12th. About the same as United States
499
Ranked 14th.

Tertiary enrollment 70%
Ranked 3rd.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 4% more than Norway

SOURCES: "Efficiency and Equity in Schools around the World" by Eric A. Hanushek and Javier A. Luque, April 2002; OECD Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2003; UNESCO; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; OECD; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; UNESCO Institute of Statistics; UNESCO Institute for Statistics

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