Pisa reading test

mean performance score, 2000–2015

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Country2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Albania348.85352.85356.84360.84364.83368.83372.83376.82380.82384.82387.87390.92393.96397.73401.49405.26
Algeria349.86
Argentina418.25410.83403.41395.99388.57381.14373.72381.90390.08398.26397.50396.74395.98405.75415.53425.30
Australia528.28527.33526.38525.43521.25517.07512.89513.56514.23514.90513.87512.84511.80508.84505.87502.90
Austria492.06491.60491.15490.69490.53490.36490.19483.56476.92470.28476.73483.17489.61488.03486.45484.87
Azerbaijan352.89355.77358.64361.52
Belgium507.13507.08507.03506.99504.96502.93500.90502.58504.26505.95506.84507.73508.62505.25501.89498.52
Brazil396.03398.28400.54402.80399.49396.19392.89399.18405.47411.75411.21410.67410.12409.20408.27407.35
Bulgaria430.40425.66420.91416.17411.42406.68401.93410.98420.03429.08431.43433.78436.13434.66433.19431.72
Canada534.31532.18530.05527.91527.61527.31527.01526.09525.17524.24523.87523.49523.12524.30525.48526.67
Chile409.56414.98420.40425.82431.25436.67442.09444.52446.94449.37446.71444.06441.40447.12452.85458.57
China555.83560.41565.00569.59544.37519.16493.94
Colombia385.31394.60403.89413.18409.92406.66403.40410.57417.74424.91
Costa Rica442.58441.90441.23440.55436.19431.84427.49
Croatia477.36476.83476.29475.75478.69481.63484.57485.33486.10486.86
Cyprus448.95446.92444.88442.84
Czech Republic491.58490.57489.55488.54486.60484.66482.72481.21479.70478.19483.09487.99492.89491.01489.13487.25
Denmark496.87495.36493.84492.32493.04493.76494.48494.63494.77494.92495.32495.73496.13497.36498.59499.81
Dominican Republic357.74
Estonia500.75500.82500.89500.96506.07511.18516.29517.24518.19519.14
Finland546.47545.47544.46543.46544.60545.73546.87543.20539.54535.88531.93527.97524.02524.82525.62526.42
France504.74501.89499.04496.19493.36490.53487.71490.34492.98495.62498.90502.19505.48503.42501.36499.31
Georgia374.26378.76383.27387.77392.28396.78401.29
Germany483.99486.45488.90491.36492.55493.75494.94495.73496.52497.31500.76504.22507.68508.15508.63509.10
Greece473.80473.29472.78472.27468.08463.90459.71467.40475.09482.78480.92479.06477.20473.81470.43467.04
Hong Kong525.46520.15514.84509.54518.38527.22536.07535.09534.12533.15536.97540.78544.60538.63532.65526.68
Hungary479.97480.60481.24481.87482.04482.21482.37486.31490.24494.18492.27490.37488.46482.15475.84469.52
Iceland506.93501.87496.81491.75489.31486.88484.45489.72495.00500.28494.36488.44482.52482.19481.86481.53
Indonesia370.61374.27377.93381.59385.37389.15392.93395.86398.78401.71399.84397.98396.12396.50396.88397.26
Ireland526.67522.94519.21515.48516.09516.70517.31510.09502.86495.64504.82514.00523.17522.39521.60520.81
Israel452.17449.92447.67445.42443.17440.92438.67450.44462.22473.99477.93481.87485.80483.52481.24478.96
Italy487.47483.53479.60475.66473.28470.90468.52474.37480.21486.05487.29488.52489.75488.09486.42484.76
Japan522.23514.19506.15498.11498.06498.01497.96505.26512.56519.86525.92531.99538.05530.69523.32515.96
Jordan400.58402.06403.53405.01403.02401.03399.03402.06405.08408.10
Kazakhstan390.41391.19391.96392.74404.20415.67427.14
Kosovo347.13
Kyrgyzstan284.71294.48304.25314.02
Latvia458.07468.90479.73490.56486.87483.18479.49480.98482.47483.96485.54487.12488.69488.38488.07487.76
Lebanon346.55
Liechtenstein482.59496.75510.91525.08520.20515.32510.44506.73503.03499.32504.72510.12515.52
Lithuania470.07469.53468.99468.44471.40474.35477.31475.67474.04472.41
Luxembourg441.00453.81466.62479.42479.40479.39479.37476.97474.57472.17477.38482.60487.81485.68483.56481.44
Macau497.64495.86494.07492.29490.40488.52486.64494.07501.51508.95508.86508.78508.69
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)373.00371.58370.17368.75367.33365.91364.50363.08361.66360.24358.83357.41355.99354.58353.16351.74
Malaysia413.81408.61403.40398.20408.99419.78430.58
Malta442.05442.82443.59444.36445.13445.90446.67
Mauritius406.57
Mexico421.96414.55407.13399.72403.31406.90410.50415.42420.34425.27424.69424.12423.55423.46423.37423.28
Moldova388.08392.77397.46402.15406.85411.54416.23
Montenegro391.98397.17402.36407.55412.40417.26422.11423.70425.29426.88
Netherlands513.12511.00508.87506.75507.30507.85508.40509.35510.29511.23508.47505.72502.96
New Zealand528.80526.38523.97521.55521.38521.21521.03520.98520.93520.88517.98515.08512.19511.21510.24509.27
Norway505.28503.43501.59499.74494.59489.44484.29490.61496.92503.23503.47503.70503.94507.02510.11513.19
Panama370.73
Peru327.08331.82336.55341.29346.02350.76355.49360.23364.96369.70374.51379.33384.15388.61393.08397.54
Poland479.12484.95490.78496.61500.28503.96507.64505.25502.87500.48506.38512.28518.19514.02509.86505.70
Portugal470.15472.63475.10477.57475.81474.06472.30477.98483.66489.33488.81488.28487.76491.21494.67498.13
Qatar312.21332.05351.88371.72376.98382.24387.50392.30397.09401.89
Romania427.93422.60417.26411.93406.60401.27395.93405.44414.95424.46428.84433.22437.60436.27434.94433.62
Russia461.76455.24448.72442.20441.42440.64439.86446.37452.88459.40464.65469.90475.15481.64488.14494.63
Serbia411.74408.17404.60401.03414.69428.35442.02443.39444.76446.13
Singapore525.90531.34536.78542.22539.84537.47535.10
Slovakia469.16468.22467.29466.35470.05473.75477.44472.55467.66462.77459.35455.93452.51
Slovenia494.41490.63486.86483.08482.49481.90481.32489.28497.25505.22
South Korea524.75527.87530.98534.09541.40548.71556.02550.44544.85539.27538.11536.95535.79529.67523.55517.44
Spain492.55488.55484.54480.54473.97467.40460.83467.57474.30481.04483.34485.64487.94490.48493.03495.58
Sweden516.33515.64514.96514.27511.95509.63507.31504.03500.74497.45492.74488.04483.34488.94494.55500.16
Switzerland494.37495.95497.54499.12499.17499.23499.28499.69500.09500.50503.35506.19509.04503.43497.81492.20
Thailand430.68427.09423.50419.91418.86417.81416.75418.29419.83421.37427.99434.60441.22430.52419.83409.13
Trinidad and Tobago416.45418.26420.06421.86423.67425.47427.27
Tunisia374.62376.53378.43380.34388.10395.87403.63403.78403.93404.08389.74375.40361.06
Turkey440.97443.03445.08447.14452.83458.51464.19467.96471.73475.49459.77444.05428.34
United Arab Emirates431.42434.85438.27441.70438.98436.26433.54
United Kingdom523.00517.67512.34507.01503.04499.06495.08494.78494.48494.18495.90497.61499.32498.87498.42497.97
United States504.42501.34498.26495.18495.96496.73497.50498.28499.05499.83499.08498.33497.58497.37497.15496.94
Uruguay434.15426.94419.73412.52416.95421.38425.81420.99416.17411.35419.76428.16436.57
Vietnam508.22501.07493.92486.77

Average score of 15-year-old students on the PISA reading scale. The metric for the overall reading scale is based on a mean for participating OECD countries set at 500, with a standard deviation of 100. Data reflects country performance in the stated year according to PISA reports, but may not be comparable across years or countries.

Source: Our World In Data