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Education > Scientific literacy: Countries Compared

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

Author: Edria Murray, Staff Editor

The OECD PISA (Program for International Student

Assessment.) is an ongoing program assessing 15 year old students in 30 OECD acountries as

well as some non-OECD countries. The assessments in
href=/graph/edu_rea_lit>reading, mathematical and

scientific literacy are repeated on a three yearly cycle.

Scientific literacy questions are contextualised and designed to test the scientific

knowledge and skills which are essential for full participation in society.



For information of the comparitive aptitude in science at other grade levels refer to

TIMSS (Trends in Mathematics and Science Study) grade

4
, grade 8 and
href=/graph/edu_sci_app_gra_12>grade 12

.
DEFINITION: Scientific literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old (2000).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 South Korea 552 2000
2 Japan 550 2000
3 Finland 538 2000
4 United Kingdom 532 2000
5 Canada 529 2000
=6 Australia 528 2000
=6 New Zealand 528 2000
8 Austria 519 2000
9 Ireland 513 2000
10 Sweden 512 2000
11 Czech Republic 511 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 510.71 2000
High income OECD countries average (profile) 503.28 2000
=12 France 500 2000
=12 Norway 500 2000
14 United States 499 2000
=15 Belgium 496 2000
=15 Switzerland 496 2000
=15 Hungary 496 2000
=15 Iceland 496 2000
19 Spain 491 2000
20 Germany 487 2000
21 Poland 483 2000
22 Denmark 481 2000
23 Italy 478 2000
24 Greece 461 2000
25 Portugal 459 2000
26 Luxembourg 443 2000
27 Mexico 422 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Scientific literacy. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Scientific-literacy

Education > Scientific literacy: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Education > Scientific literacy

All of the top 2 countries by scientific literacy are Densely populated.
South Korea ranked first for scientific literacy amongst High income OECD countries in 2000.
All of the top 2 countries by scientific literacy are East Asian and Pacific.
Japan ranked first for scientific literacy amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2000.
Finland ranked first for scientific literacy amongst European Union in 2000.
18 of the bottom 20 countries by scientific literacy are European.
United Kingdom ranked first for scientific literacy amongst NATO countries in 2000.
United States ranked last for scientific literacy amongst English speaking countries in 2000.
All of the bottom 16 countries by scientific literacy are Christian.
France ranked last for scientific literacy amongst Non-religious countries in 2000.

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The OECD PISA (Program for International Student

Assessment.) is an ongoing program assessing 15 year old students in 30 OECD acountries as

well as some non-OECD countries. The assessments in
href=/graph/edu_rea_lit>reading, mathematical and

scientific literacy are repeated on a three yearly cycle.

Scientific literacy questions are contextualised and designed to test the scientific

knowledge and skills which are essential for full participation in society.



For information of the comparitive aptitude in science at other grade levels refer to

TIMSS (Trends in Mathematics and Science Study) grade

4
, grade 8 and
href=/graph/edu_sci_app_gra_12>grade 12

.

Posted on 05 Feb 2005

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

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Highly questionable, this country ranking.
For a critical bibliography, see
http://www.messen-und-deuten.de/pisa/biblio.htm

Posted on 11 Oct 2009

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Jordi Cito

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