Reading literacy achievement: senior secondary schooling

Table 1: Distribution of PISA Reading Literacy Scores for New Zealand (2000-2015)
Note:
  1. Figures may differ slightly to those reported elsewhere due to rounding.
Distribution PISA 2000 PISA 2003 PISA 2006 PISA 2009 PISA 2012PISA 2015
10th Percentile 382 381 381 383 374 368
25th Percentile 459 453 453 452 443 439
Lower confidence limit (95%) 524 517 515 516 507 505
Mean 529 522 521 521 512 509
Upper confidence limit (95%) 534 527 527 526 517 514
75th percentile 606 596 595 595 586 584
90th percentile 661 652 651 649 645643

Table 2: PISA Mathematics Literacy, Reading Scores and 95% Confidence Intervals for OECD, New Zealand and Sub-groups (2015)
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 493 492 493
New Zealand 509 505 514
Boys 493 487 500
Girls 526 520 531
Māori 465 456 474
Pasifika 450 440 461

Table 3: New Zealand PISA Reading Literacy Mean Scores, by Gender (2000-2015)
Notes:
  1. Standard errors are presented in parentheses.
  2. Figures may differ slightly to those reported elsewhere due to rounding.
  3. Std=Standard
Year Gender Difference
BoysGirlsDifference
Mean Score Std3 Error Mean Score Std3 Error Score Difference Std3 Error
2000 507 (4.2) 553 (3.8) -46 (6.3)
2003 508 (3.1) 535 (3.3) -27 (4.4)
2006 502 (3.6) 539 (3.6) -37 (4.6)
2009 499 (3.6) 544 (2.6) -45 (4.3)
2012 495 (3.3) 530 (3.5) -35 (5.0)
2015 493 (3.3) 526 (3.0) -32 (4.1)

Table 4: New Zealand PISA Reading Literacy Mean Scores, by ethnic group (2000-2015)
Notes:
  1. This table presents percentages based on total response ethnicity for ethnic groupings. 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.
YearReading
MāoriPasifikaAsianPākehā/European New Zealand OECD Average
MeanS.E.MeanS.E.MeanS.E.MeanS.E.MeanS.E.MeanS.E.
2000 482 (4.3) 459 (8.5) 510 (7.8) 550 (2.7) 529 (2.8) 496 (0.7)
2003 476 (4.5) 457 (6.1) 511 (6.2) 540 (2.6) 522 (2.5) 497 (0.6)
2006 477 (5.5) 458 (8.4) 525 (5.3) 540 (2.7) 521 (3.0) 490 (0.7)
2009 478 (4.0) 448 (8.3) 522 (4.5) 541 (2.5) 521 (2.4) 496 (0.5)
2012 466 (5.1) 446 (6.3) 525 (5.1) 533 (2.7) 512 (2.4) 498 (0.6)
2015 465 (4.5) 450 (5.5) 509 (5.2) 528 (2.8) 509 (2.4) 493 (0.5)

Table 5: Percentage of New Zealand 15-year-old students in each PISA reading literacy proficiency levels (2015)
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 1b
(below 262.04 score points)
% 1.0 1.3
Standard Error (0.2) (0.0)
Level 1b
(from 262.04 to less than 334.75 score points)
% 4.85.2
Standard Error (0.5) (0.1)
Level 1a
(from 334.75 to less than 407.47 score points)
% 11.5 13.6
Standard Error (0.7) (0.1)
Level 2
(from 407.47 to less than 480.18 score points)
% 20.6 23.2
Standard Error (0.7) (0.2)
Level 3
(from 480.18 to less than 552.89 score points)
% 26.5 27.9
Standard Error (0.9) (0.2)
Level 4
(from 552.89 to less than 625.61 score points)
%  22.0  20.5
Standard Error  (0.9)  (0.1)
Level 5
(from 625.61 to less than 698.32 score points)
% 11.0 7.2
Standard Error (0.7) (0.1)
Level 6
(above 698.32 score points)
% 2.6 1.1
Standard Error (0.4) (0.0)

Table 6: Percentage of New Zealand 15-year-old students in each PISA reading literacy proficiency levels, by gender (2015)
Notes:
  1. Standard errors are presented in parentheses.
  2. Figures may differ slightly to those reported elsewhere due to rounding.
Proficiency LevelFemaleMale
Below Level 1b
(below 262.04 score points)
% 0.4 1.6
Standard Error (0.2) (0.4)
Level 1b
(from 262.04 to less than 334.75 score points)
% 3.06.6
Standard Error (0.5) (0.9)
Level 1a
(from 334.75 to less than 407.47 score points)
% 8.9 14.0
Standard Error (0.9) (1.1)
Level 2
(from 407.47 to less than 480.18 score points)
% 19.7 21.5
Standard Error (1.0) (1.1)
Level 3
(from 480.18 to less than 552.89 score points)
% 26.9 26.0
Standard Error (1.3) (1.2)
Level 4
(from 552.89 to less than 625.61 score points)
%  24.8          19.3
Standard Error (1.3) (1.0)
Level 5
(from 625.61 to less than 698.32 score points)
% 13.1 9.0
Standard Error (1.1) (0.8)
Level 6
(above 698.32 score points)
% 3.2 2.1
Standard Error (0.6) (0.4)

Table 7: Percentage of New Zealand 15 year-old students in each of the PISA reading literacy professional (2015)
Notes:
  1. This table presents percentages based on total response ethnicity for ethnic groupings. 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 MāoriPacificAsian Pākehā/
European
New
Zealand
Below Level 1b
(less than 262.04 score points)
% 2.1 2.0 1.4 0.5 1.0
S.E. (0.6) (0.7) (0.5) (0.2) (0.2)
Level 1b
(from 262.04 to less than 334.75 score points)
% 8.8 11.2 5.9 2.9 4.8
S.E. (1.5) (2.1) (1.1) (0.4) (0.5)
Level 1a
(from 334.75 to less than 407.47 score points)
% 17.5 20.6 10.3 8.8 11.5
S.E. (1.8) (2.4) (1.4) (0.7) (0.7)
Level 2
(from 407.47 to less than 480.18 score points)
% 26.6 28.6 20.2 18.1 20.6
S.E. (2.0) (2.5) (2.0) (1.0) (0.7)
Level 3
(from 480.18 to less than 552.89 score points)
% 25.4 22.3 25.9 27.5 26.5
S.E. (2.2) (2.4) (2.1) (1.1) (0.9)
Level 4
(from 552.89 to less than 625.61 score points)
% 14.3 11.5 22.2 25.5 22.0
S.E. (1.7) (1.6) (2.2) (1.1) (0.9)
Level 5
(from 625.61 to less than 698.32 score points)
% 4.5 3.2 11.5 13.4 11.0
S.E. (1.1) (1.0) (1.5) (0.9) (0.7)
Level 6
(above 698.32 score points)
% 0.8 0.7 2.7 3.3 2.6
S.E. (0.4) (0.4) (0.8) (0.5) (0.4)

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