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Education > Scientific literacy: Countries Compared

Author: Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

Author: Edria Murray<br>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
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, 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 KoreaSouth Korea 552 2000
2 JapanJapan 550 2000
3 FinlandFinland 538 2000
4 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 532 2000
5 CanadaCanada 529 2000
6 AustraliaAustralia 528 2000
7 New ZealandNew Zealand 528 2000
8 AustriaAustria 519 2000
9 IrelandIreland 513 2000
10 SwedenSweden 512 2000
11 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 511 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 510.71 2000
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 503.28 2000
12 FranceFrance 500 2000
13 NorwayNorway 500 2000
14 United StatesUnited States 499 2000
15 BelgiumBelgium 496 2000
16 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 496 2000
17 HungaryHungary 496 2000
18 IcelandIceland 496 2000
19 SpainSpain 491 2000
20 GermanyGermany 487 2000
21 PolandPoland 483 2000
22 DenmarkDenmark 481 2000
23 ItalyItaly 478 2000
24 GreeceGreece 461 2000
25 PortugalPortugal 459 2000
26 LuxembourgLuxembourg 443 2000
27 MexicoMexico 422 2000

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Scientific literacy", 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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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<br>Staff Editor

Edria Murray<br>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

Jordi Cito

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