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Program for International Student Assessment, 2012 results
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Test results
Average scores on the Program for International Student Assessment, given to 15-year-olds in 65 countries or regions. The top score is 1,000.


Shanghai, China
Math: 613
Reading: 570 
Science: 580 

Hong Kong, China
Math: 561 
Reading: 545 
Science: 555

Singapore
Math: 573 
Reading: 542 
Science: 551 

Chinese Taipei
Math: 560 
Reading: 523 
Science: 523

Japan
Math: 536 
Reading: 538 
Science: 547

Korea
Math: 554 
Reading: 536 
Science: 537

Finland
Math: 519
Reading: 524
Science:545

Macao, China
Math: 538
Reading: 509
Science: 524

Estonia
Math: 524 
Reading: 516 
Science: 541

Canada
Math: 518
Reading: 523 
Science: 525

Liechtenstein
Math: 535
Reading: 516
Science: 525

Vietnam
Math: 511
Reading: 508 
Science: 528

Switzerland
Math: 531 
Reading: 509
Science: 515

Ireland
Math: 501 
Reading: 523 
Science: 522

Poland
Math: 518 
Reading: 518 
Science: 526

Netherlands
Math: 501 
Reading: 523 
Science: 523 

Germany
Math: 514 
Reading: 508 
Science: 524

Australia
Math: 504 
Reading: 512 
Science: 521

New Zealand
Math: 500 
Reading: 512 
Science: 516

Belgium  
Math: 515 
Reading: 509 
Science: 505

Austria
Math: 506 
Reading: n/a 
Science: 506

Slovenia
Math: 501 
Reading: n/a 
Science: 514

France
Math: 495 
Reading: 505 
Science: 499 

United Kingdom
Math: 515 
Reading: 509 
Science: 514

Denmark
Math: 500 
Reading: n/a
Science: 498

Norway
Math: 489
Reading: 504 
Science: n/a

Czech Republic
Math: 499 
Reading: n/a 
Science: 508

United States
Math: 481 
Reading: 498 
Science: 497 

Latvia
Math: 491 
Reading: n/a 
Science: 502

Iceland
Math: 493 
Reading: n/a 
Science: n/a

Luxembourg
Math: 490 
Reading: n/a 
Science: n/a

Portugal
Math: 487 
Reading: n/a 
Science: n/a

Italy
Math: 485 
Reading: n/a 
Science: n/a

Spain
Math: 484 
Reading: n/a 
Science: n/a

Russian Federation
Math: 482 
Reading: n/a 
Science: n/a

Slovak Republic
Math: 482
Reading: n/a 
Science: n/a

Source: Program for International Student Assessment, 2012 results

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