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The U.S. ranks 24th in literacy

4 December 2013 2 comments

According to the Program for International Student Assessment, the average reading literacy score for U.S. fifteen-year old students is 498 (out of 1000 possible points). That is enough to make the United States rank twenty-fourth out of sixty-five educational systems ranked in that category. Shangai, China, ranked first, with a score of 570.

Preview of “High School Literacy Score.xlsx”

The U.S. ranks 6th in fourth grade reading

12 December 2012 Leave a comment

According to the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, in 2011 the average United States fourth-grade reading score was 556, which makes the United States rank sixth out of forty-nine participating countries. Hong Kong ranks first, with a score of 571. The average score for all countries was 500. Here is the list of the top eleven countries and their scores:

PIRLS fourth grade

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 14th in reading scores for females

19 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the OECD’s Programme for the International Student Assessment, the United States ranked fourteenth out of fifty-seven countries in reading scores for females. The U.S. score was 517. The average score for OECD member nations was 511. Finland ranked first, with a score of 574.

chart-of-female-reading-scoresxls