Indicators

Mathematics literacy achievement: senior secondary schooling

Data Tables

The following data tables include the data used to produce this indicator:

Index of Tables
1 Distribution of mathematical literacy scores for New Zealand (2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012)
2 PISA mathematics literacy mean scores & 95% confidence intervals for OECD, New Zealand, & sub-groups (2012)
3 New Zealand PISA mathematics literacy mean scores, by gender (2003-2012) 
4 New Zealand PISA mathematics literacy mean scores, by ethnic group (2003-2012)
5 Percentage of NZ 15 year-old students in each of the PISA mathematical literacy proficiency levels (2012) 
6 % of NZ 15 year-old students in each of the PISA mathematical literacy proficiency levels, by gender (2012)
7 % of NZ 15 year-old students in each of the PISA mathematical literacy proficiency levels, by ethnicity (2012)



Table 1: Distribution of PISA mathematical literacy scores for New Zealand (2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012)
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
Note:
  1. Figures may differ slightly to those reported elsewhere due to rounding




Table 2: PISA mathematics literacy mean scores and 95% confidence intervals for OECD, New Zealand, and sub-groups (2012)
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
Notes:
  1. This table presents percentages based on total response ethnicity for Māori and Pasifika.  Total reponse 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.




Table 3: New Zealand mathematics literacy mean scores, by gender (2003-2012)
Year Gender Difference
Boys Girls Difference
Mean Score Standard Errors Mean Score Standard Errors Sore Difference Standard Errors
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)
Notes:
  1. Standard errors are presented in parentheses.
  2. Figures may differ slightly to those reported elsewhere due to rounding.




Table 4: New Zealand PISA mathematics literacy mean scores, by ethnic group (2003-2012)
Year Mathematics
Māori Pasifika New Zealand OECD Average
Mean Standard Error Mean Standard Error Mean Standard Error Mean Standard Error
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)
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.



Table 5: Percentage of New Zealand 15-year-old students in each PISA mathematical literacy proficiency levels (2012)
Proficiency Level New Zealand OECD Average
Below Level 1
(below 357.77 score points)
% 7.5 8.0
Standard Error (0.6) (0.1)
Level 1
(from 357.77 to less than 420.07 score points)
% 15.1 15.0
Standard Error (0.7) (0.1)
Level 2
(from 420.07 to less than 482.38 score points)
% 21.6 22.5
Standard Error (0.8) (0.1)
Level 3
(from 482.38 to less than 544.68 score points)
% 22.7 23.7
Standard Error (0.8) (0.2)
Level 4
(from 544.68 to less than 606.99 score points)
% 18.1 18.2
Standard Error (0.8) (0.1)
Level 5
(from 606.99 to less than 669.30 score points)
% 10.5 9.3
Standard Error (0.7) (0.1)
Below Level 6
(above 669.30 score points)
% 4.5 3.3
Standard Error (0.4) (0.1)
Notes:
  1. Standard errors are presented in parentheses.
  2. Figures may differ slightly to those reported elsewhere due to rounding.



Table 6: Percentage of New Zealand 15-year-old students in each PISA mathematical literacy proficiency levels, by gender (2012)
Proficiency Level Male Female
Below Level 1
(below 357.77 score points)
% 7.1 7.9
Standard Error (0.7) (0.8)
Level 1
(from 357.77 to less than 420.07 score points)
% 16.5 13.8
Standard Error (1.0) (0.8)
Level 2
(from 420.07 to less than 482.38 score points)
% 23.7 19.6
Standard Error (1.1) (1.1)
Level 3
(from 482.38 to less than 544.68 score points)
% 23.8 21.6
Standard Error (1.1) (1.1)
Level 4
(from 544.68 to less than 606.99 score points)
% 16.9 19.1
Standard Error (1.0) (1.3)
Level 5
(from 606.99 to less than 669.30 score points)
% 8.8 12.0
Standard Error (0.9) (1.1)
Below Level 6
(above 669.30 score points)
% 3.1 5.9
Standard Error (0.4) (0.6)
Notes:
  1. Standard errors are presented in parentheses.
  2. Figures may differ slightly to those reported elsewhere due to rounding.



Table 7: Percentage of New Zealand 15-year-old students in each PISA mathematical literacy proficiency levels, by ethnic group (2012)
Proficiency Level Māori Pasifika  Total
Below Level 1
(below 357.77 score points)
% 13.2 18.9 7.5 
Standard Error (1.8) (2.4) (0.6) 
Level 1
(from 357.77 to less than 420.07 score points)
% 24.8 27.1 15.1 
Standard Error (2.1) (2.4) (0.7) 
Level 2
(from 420.07 to less than 482.38 score points)
% 28.3 29.7 21.6 
Standard Error (1.7) (3.6) (0.8) 
Level 3
(from 482.38 to less than 544.68 score points)
% 19.1 14.4 22.7 
Standard Error (2.0) (2.6) (0.8) 
Level 4
(from 544.68 to less than 606.99 score points)
% 9.7 7.1 18.1 
Standard Error (1.4) (1.4) (0.8) 
Level 5
(from 606.99 to less than 669.30 score points)
% 3.7 2.5 10.5 
Standard Error (0.8) (0.8) (0.7) 
Below Level 6
(above 669.30 score points)
% 1.2 0.0 4.5 
Standard Error (0.4) N/A (0.4) 
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 appear in parentheses.
  3. Figures may differ slightly to those reported elsewhere due to rounding.

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