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Education > Literacy Stats: compare key data on Chile & United States

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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.

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

  • Reading performance > Continuous texts: Continuous texts.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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 Chile United States HISTORY
Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
Female 96.1%
Ranked 50th.
99%
Ranked 17th. 3% more than Chile

Male 96.4%
Ranked 55th.
99%
Ranked 28th. 3% more than Chile

Reading performance > Access and retrieve 444
Ranked 42nd.
492
Ranked 25th. 11% more than Chile
Reading performance > Continuous texts 453
Ranked 41st.
500
Ranked 13th. 10% more than Chile
Reading performance > Integrate and interpret 452
Ranked 41st.
495
Ranked 20th. 10% more than Chile
Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 444
Ranked 41st.
503
Ranked 14th. 13% more than Chile
Reading performance > Overall 449
Ranked 41st.
500
Ranked 15th. 11% more than Chile
Reading performance > Overall reading skills 449
Ranked 41st.
500
Ranked 15th. 11% more than Chile
Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 452
Ranked 40th.
512
Ranked 8th. 13% more than Chile
Total population 96.2%
Ranked 51st.
99%
Ranked 20th. 3% more than Chile

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