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The U.S. ranks 23rd in PISA science score

25 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to the Programme for International Student Assessment, American students scored 502 in the science component of the 2009 PISA assessment. That was enough for the United States to rank twenty-third out of sixty-five ranked economies. China-Shanghai ranked first with a score of 575.

The U.S. ranks 62nd in students reading comics

31 December 2010 Leave a comment

According to the 2009 PISA results, 4.5% of American students report that they read comics or other materials (but not fiction) for pleasure on a regular basis. That is enough to make the United States rank sixty-second out of sixty-five ranked economies. Finland ranks first, with 43.9% of Finnish students reporting that they enjoy reading comics.

The U.S. ranks 10th in students reading fiction for fun

19 December 2010 Leave a comment

According to the 2009 PISA results, 30.9% of American students report that they read fiction or other materials for pleasure on a regular basis. That is enough to make the United States rank tenth out of sixty-five ranked economies. Russia ranks first, with 48.4% of Russian students reporting that they enjoy reading.

The U.S. ranks 34th in living systems scale

3 October 2009 Leave a comment

According to the 2006 PISA science assessment, students in the United States had a mean score of 487 on the “living systems” scale, which makes the United States rank thirty-fourth in that category. Finland ranks first, with a score of 574. The OECD average was 502.

Living Systems Scale.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 31st in highest female math scores

29 May 2009 2 comments

According to the Programme for International Student Assessment, in 2006, 1.0% of female students in the United States scored at a Level 6 (669.30 points or higher) on the international mathematics assessment. That was enough to make the United States rank thirty-first out of forty-four OECD and partner nations. Taiwan ranked first, with 10.2% of female students scoring at a Level 6.

The OECD average was 2.5%.
Highest Female Math Scores.xlsx