Mathematics literacy achievement: senior secondary schooling

Table 1: Distribution of PISA Mathematical Literacy Scores for New Zealand (2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012)

Note:

  1. Figures may differ slightly to those reported elsewhere due to rounding.
Distribution PISA 2003 PISA 2006 PISA 2009 PISA 2012
10th percentile 394 401 392 371
25th percentile 455 458 454 428
Lower confidence limit (95%) 519 517 515 496
Mean 523 522 519 500
Upper confidence limit (95%) 528 527 524 504
75th percentile 593 587 589 570
90th percentile 650 643 642 632

Table 2: PISA Mathematics Literacy Mean Scores and 95% confidence intervals for OECD, New Zealand, and sub-groups (2012)

Notes:

  1. This table presents percentages based on total response ethnicity for Māori and Pasifika. Total response ethnicity is when people who have been identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  2. Figures may differ slightly to those reported elsewhere due to rounding.
Group Mean Score Lower confidence limit (95%) Upper confidence limit (95%)
OECD  494 493 495
New Zealand  500 496 504
Boys 507 501 513
Girls 492 486 498
Māori 452 443 461
Pasifika 431 421 441

Table 3: New Zealand PISA Mathematics Literacy Mean Scores, by gender (2003-2012)

Notes:

  1. Standard errors are presented in parentheses.
  2. Figures may differ slightly to those reported elsewhere due to rounding.
  3. Score Difference.
Year Gender differences
Boys Girls Difference (Boys-Girls)
Mean score S.E. Mean score S.E. Score Diff3 S.E.
2003 531 (2.8) 516 (3.2) 14 (3.9)
2006 527 (3.1) 517 (3.6) 11 (4.7)
2009 523 (3.2) 515 (2.9) 8 (4.1)
2012 507 (3.2) 492 (2.9) 15 (4.3)

Table 4: New Zealand PISA Mathematics Literacy Mean Scores, by ethnic group (2003-2012)

Notes:

  1. This table presents percentages based on total response ethnicity for Māori and Pasifika. Total response ethnicity is when people who have been identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  2. Standard errors are presented in parentheses.
  3. Figures may differ slightly to those reported elsewhere due to rounding.
Year Mathematics
Māori Pasifika New Zealand OECD average
Mean S.E. Mean S.E. Mean S.E. Mean S.E.
2003 477 (4.6) 455 (6.6) 523 (2.3) 500 (0.6)
2006 479 (4.1) 460 (5.5) 522 (2.4) 498 (0.5)
2009 476 (4.3) 446 (5.9) 519 (2.3) 496 (0.5)
2012 452 (4.5) 431 (4.9) 500 (2.2) 494 (0.5)

Table 5: Percentage of New Zealand 15 year-old students in each PISA mathematical literacy proficiency levels (2012)

Notes:

  1. Standard errors are presented in parentheses.
  2. Figures may differ slightly to those reported elsewhere due to rounding.
Proficiency level New Zealand OECD average
Below Level 1
(below 357.77 score points)
% 7.5 8.0
S.E. (0.6) (0.1)
Level 1
(from 357.77 to less than 420.07 score points)
% 15.1 15.0
S.E. (0.7) (0.1)
Level 2
(from 420.07 to less than 482.38 score points)
% 21.6 22.5
S.E. (0.8) (0.1)
Level 3
(from 482.38 to less than 544.68 score points)
% 22.7 23.7
S.E. (0.8) (0.2)
Level 4
(from 544.68 to less than 606.99 score points)
% 18.1 18.2
S.E. (0.8) (0.1)
Level 5
(from 606.99 to less than 669.30 score points)
% 10.5 9.3
S.E. (0.7) (0.1)
Level 6
(above 669.30 score points)
% 4.5 3.3
S.E. (0.4) (0.1)

Table 6: Percentage of New Zealand 15 year-old students in each of the PISA mathematical literacy proficiency levels, by gender (2012)

Notes:

  1. Standard errors are presented in parentheses.
  2. Figures may differ slightly to those reported elsewhere due to rounding.
Proficiency level Female Male
Below Level 1
(below 357.77 score points)
% 7.1 7.9
S.E. (0.7) (0.8)
Level 1
(from 357.77 to less than 420.07 score points)
% 16.5 13.8
S.E. (1.0) (0.8)
Level 2
(from 420.07 to less than 482.38 score points)
% 23.7 19.6
S.E. (1.1) (1.1)
Level 3
(from 482.38 to less than 544.68 score points)
% 23.8 21.6
S.E. (1.1) (1.1)
Level 4
(from 544.68 to less than 606.99 score points)
% 16.9 19.1
S.E. (1.0) (1.3)
Level 5
(from 606.99 to less than 669.30 score points)
% 8.8 12.0
S.E. (0.9) (1.1)
Level 6
(above 669.30 score points)
% 3.1 5.9
S.E. (0.4) (0.6)

Table 7: Percentage of New Zealand 15 year-old students in each of the PISA mathematical literacy proficiency levels, by ethnic group (2012)

Notes:

  1. This table presents percentages based on total response ethnicity for Māori and Pasifika. Total response ethnicity is when people who have been identified in more than one ethnic group have been counted in each ethnic group.
  2. Standard errors are presented in parentheses.
  3. Figures may differ slightly to those reported elsewhere due to rounding.
Proficiency Level   Māori Pasifika Total
Below Level 1
(below 357.77 score points)
% 13.2 18.9 7.5
S.E. (1.8) (2.4) (0.6)
Level 1
(from 357.77 to less than 420.07 score points)
% 24.8 27.1 15.1
S.E. (2.1) (2.4) (0.7)
Level 2
(from 420.07 to less than 482.38 score points)
% 28.3 29.7 21.6
S.E. (1.7) (3.6) (0.8)
Level 3
(from 482.38 to less than 544.68 score points)
% 19.1 14.4 22.7
S.E. (2.0) (2.6) (0.8)
Level 4
(from 544.68 to less than 606.99 score points)
% 9.7 7.1 18.1
S.E. (1.4) (1.4) (0.8)
Level 5
(from 606.99 to less than 669.30 score points)
% 3.7 2.5 10.5
S.E. (0.8) (0.8) (0.7)
Level 6
(above 669.30 score points)
% 1.2 0.0 4.5
S.E. (0.4) N/A (0.4)