PISA: 15-year-olds by reading proficiency level (%). Level 5

  • Provider: World Bank
  • Source URL: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/LO.PISA.REA.5
  • Catalog: Yearly from 2000 to 2015
  • Localized to: English
  • Description:

    Percentage of 15-year-old students scoring higher than 626 but lower than or equal to 698 on the PISA reading scale. Tasks at level 5 involve retrieving information require the reader to locate and organize several pieces of deeply embedded information, inferring which information in the text is relevant. Reflective tasks require critical evaluation or hypothesis, drawing on specialized knowledge. Both interpretative and reflective tasks require a full and detailed understanding of a text whose content or form is unfamiliar. For all aspects of reading, tasks at this level typically involve dealing with concepts that are contrary to expectations. 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. In this database, 2000/2003/2006 Level 5 data are calculated figures based on the current Level 5 (626 to 698) rather than the figures presented for Level 5 (626+) in PISA Reports. Use caution in comparing results across years. For more information on comparability of results, consult the PISA website: http://www.oecd.org/pisa/

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