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Table 12 PISA: mean performance on the science scale

From: STEM Education and Growth in Europe

  PISA: mean performance on the reading scale PISA: mean performance on the mathematics scale PISA: mean performance on the science scale
  2000 2018 Change 2000 2018 Change 2000 2018 Change
Belgium 507.1 492.9  −2.81% 529.3 508.1  −4.01% 495.7 498.8 0.61%
Bulgaria* 430.4 419.8  −2.45% 413.4 436.0 5.46% 448.3 424.1  −5.40%
Czech Republic 491.6 490.2  −0.28% 516.5 499.5  −3.29% 511.4 496.8  −2.86%
Denmark 496.9 501.1 0.86% 514.3 509.4  −0.95% 481.0 492.6 2.42%
Germany 484.0 498.3 2.95% 503.0 500.0  −0.58% 487.1 503.0 3.26%
Estonia** 500.7 523.0 4.46% 514.6 523.4 1.72% 531.4 530.1  −0.24%
Ireland 526.7 518.1  −1.63% 502.8 499.6  −0.64% 513.4 496.1  −3.36%
Greece 473.8 457.4  −3.46% 444.9 451.4 1.45% 460.6 451.6  −1.94%
Spain***** 492.6 495.5 0.60% 485.1 481.4  −0.77% 490.9 483.3  −1.57%
France 504.7 492.6  −2.40% 510.8 495.4  −3.01% 500.5 493.0  −1.50%
Croatia** 477.3 479.0 0.35% 467.2 464.2  −0.65% 493.2 472.4  −4.23%
Italy 487.5 476.3  −2.29% 465.7 486.6 4.49% 477.6 468.0  −2.01%
Cyprus**** 448.9 424.4  −5.47% 437.1 450.7 3.10% 437.7 439.0 0.30%
Latvia 458.1 478.7 4.50% 483.4 496.1 2.64% 460.1 487.3 5.91%
Lithuania** 470.0 475.9 1.25% 486.4 481.2  −1.08% 495.7 482.1  −2.75%
Luxembourg 441.0 470.0 6.57% 493.2 483.4  −1.98% 443.1 476.8 7.61%
Hungary 480.0 476.0  −0.83% 490.0 481.1  −1.82% 496.1 480.9  −3.06%
Malta*** 442.0 448.2 1.41% 462.9 471.7 1.91% 464.8 456.6  −1.76%
Netherlands* 513.1 484.8  −5.52% 537.8 519.2  −3.46% 524.4 503.4  −4.00%
Austria 507.0 484.4  −4.46% 505.6 498.9  −1.32% 504.7 489.8  −2.96%
Poland 479.1 511.9 6.83% 490.2 515.6 5.18% 483.1 511.0 5.78%
Portugal 470.2 491.8 4.60% 466.0 492.5 5.68% 459.0 491.7 7.12%
Romania 427.9 427.7  −0.05% 414.8 429.9 3.65% 441.0 425.8  −3.46%
Slovenia** 494.4 495.3 0.19% 504.5 508.9 0.88% 518.8 507.0  −2.28%
Slovak Rep** 469.2 458.0  −2.38% 498.2 486.2  −2.41% 494.9 464.0  −6.23%
Finland 546.5 520.1  −4.83% 544.3 507.3  −6.80% 537.7 521.9  −2.95%
Sweden 516.3 505.8  −2.04% 509.0 502.4  −1.31% 512.1 499.4  −2.48%
United Kingdom 523.0 503.9  −3.65% 508.3 501.8  −1.28% 532.0 504.7  −5.14%
Iceland 506.9 474.0  −6.50% 515.1 495.2  −3.87% 495.9 475.0  −4.21%
Norway 505.3 499.5  −1.15% 495.2 501.0 1.17% 500.3 490.4  −1.98%
Switzerland 494.4 483.9  −2.11% 526.6 515.3  −2.13% 495.7 495.3  −0.08%
Montenegro** 391.9 421.1 7.44% 399.3 429.6 7.59% 411.8 415.2 0.82%
Albania 348.8 405.4 16.22% 377.5 437.2 15.83% 376.5 416.7 10.70%
Serbia* 411.7 439.5 6.74% 436.9 448.3 2.61% 436.4 439.9 0.80%
Turkey* 440.9 465.6 5.61% 423.4 453.5 7.11% 434.2 468.3 7.85%
Average 476.0 476.9 0.00 482.1 484.6 0.01 481.3 478.6  −0.01
  1. Source: OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), extracted from WDB (LO.PISA.SCI), 12/11/2020
  2. Average score of 15-year-old students on the PISA science scale. In PISA 2006 the mean science score for OECD countries was initially set at 500 points (for 30 OECD countries), then was re-set at 498 points after taking into account new OECD countries. Data reflects country performance in the stated year according to PISA reports, but may not be comparable across years or countries. Consult the PISA website for more detailed information: http://www.oecd.org/pisa/
  3. *Data from 2003; **Data from 2006; ***Data from 2009; ****Data from 2012