PISA: 15-year-olds by reading proficiency level (%). Level 2

  • Provider: World Bank
  • Source URL: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/LO.PISA.REA.2
  • Catalog: Yearly from 2000 to 2015
  • Localized to: English
  • Description:

    Percentage of 15-year-old students scoring higher than 407 but lower than or equal to 480 on the PISA reading scale. Some tasks at level 2 require the reader to locate one or more pieces of information, which may need to be inferred and may need to meet several conditions. Others require recognizing the main idea in a text, understanding relationships, or construing meaning within a limited part of the text when the information is not prominent and the reader must make low level inferences. Tasks at this level may involve comparisons or contrasts based on a single feature in the text. Typical reflective tasks at this level require readers to make a comparison or several connections between the text and outside knowledge, by drawing on personal experience and attitudes. 2000, 2003, and 2006 PISA assessments used a different reading proficiency scale (Levels 1 to 5) than later assessments, which use a scale from Level 1B to Level 6. PISA 2000/2003/2006 Level 2 data have been included in this database as Level 2 because they are based on an identical score range. Use caution in comparing proficiency scores across years. For more information on comparability of results, consult the PISA website: http://www.oecd.org/pisa/

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