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Rating Educational Disadvantage

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The following table provides a ranking score for 24 countries, from best to worst, on how well they've confronted five measures of educational disadvantage. Those measures are based on student performance on reading, mathematics, and science assessments.

Rating Educational Disadvantage

The following table provides a ranking score for 24 countries, from best to worst, on how well they've confronted five measures of educational disadvantage. Those measures are based on student performance on reading, mathematics, and science assessments.
South Korea 1.4 Switzerland 13.0
Japan 2.2 Belgium 14.0
Finland 4.4 Iceland 14.0
Canada 5.0 Hungary 14.2
Australia 6.2 Norway 14.2
Austria 8.2 United States 16.2
United Kingdom 9.4 Germany 17.0
Ireland 10.2 Denmark 17.0
Sweden 10.8 Spain 18.6
Czech Republic 12.2 Italy 20.2
New Zealand 12.2 Greece 23.2
France 12.6 Portugal 23.6
SOURCE: Innocenti Research Center, UNICEF



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