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Education > Literacy Stats: compare key data on Colombia & 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.

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  • Reading performance > Continuous texts: Continuous texts.

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

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

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  • Reading performance > Overall: Overall.

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  • Reading performance > Overall reading skills: Overall.

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

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  • 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 Colombia United States HISTORY
Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
Female 90.7%
Ranked 5th.
99%
Ranked 17th. 9% more than Colombia

Male 90.1%
Ranked 5th.
99%
Ranked 28th. 10% more than Colombia

Reading performance > Access and retrieve 404
Ranked 51st.
492
Ranked 25th. 22% more than Colombia
Reading performance > Continuous texts 415
Ranked 50th.
500
Ranked 13th. 20% more than Colombia
Reading performance > Integrate and interpret 411
Ranked 50th.
495
Ranked 20th. 20% more than Colombia
Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 409
Ranked 49th.
503
Ranked 14th. 23% more than Colombia
Reading performance > Overall 413
Ranked 49th.
500
Ranked 15th. 21% more than Colombia
Reading performance > Overall reading skills 413
Ranked 49th.
500
Ranked 15th. 21% more than Colombia
Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 422
Ranked 48th.
512
Ranked 8th. 21% more than Colombia
Total population 90.4%
Ranked 6th.
99%
Ranked 20th. 10% more than Colombia

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